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movement in only one direction
back and forth or up and down motion
side to side motion
How to increase Speed with gears
Use larger input gear and smaller output gear
How to increase Torque with gears
Use smaller input gear and larger output gear
** All axles need 2 of what?
Simple Gear Train
A combination of two or more gears used to transmit motion between two rotating shafts or between a shaft and a slide.
allows the driver and driven gears to rotate in the same direction
What is an Idler gear used for
When both the driven and driver gears have to turn in the same direction.
a gear working another gear at an angle to it by means of bevel wheels.
Worm and Wheel
A mechanical arrangement consisting of a toothed wheel driven by a short revolving cylinder bearing a screw thread.
A threaded shaft used to convert rotary movement to linear movement.
Rack and Pinion
A rotating gear that meshes with a bar that has gear teeth along its length. Changes rotating motion into linear motion.
A joint that allows connected shafts to spin freely while permitting a change in direction.
Combines the sprocket and chain that mesh together to produce a positive mechanical force
A benefita of using a chain drive
Spanning a distance between gears
Cam & Follower
A pear-shaped disk with an off-center pivot point, used to change rotating motion into reciprocating motion.
Crank and Slider
A pivot pin near the outside edge of a wheel or disk that changes reciprocating motion into rotary motion.
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