Gizmoneering

Here are some basic gizmos:

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Piston

Swivel

Engelwing

Checkerflex

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PISTON

     

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At the heart of most machines is the motor that supplies the power.  Just like

real internal combustion and steam engines use pistons to turn the drive

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shaft, Polymorf pistons power the model's action.  The three basic types are:

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the triangle prism piston, the cube piston , and the hexagonal prism piston.  

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Fig. 304  Triangle

Fig. 305  Cube

Fig. 306 Hexagonal

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prism piston

piston

prism piston

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This gizmo is comprised of two pistons that are connected together by hinged
connecting plates. The plates permit the pistons to reciprocate in and out.  As
the pistons move these plates also move up and down.

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