Give Your Design a Boost: Boost Mechanisms

A mechanism designed to generate a large force from a small force is called a boost mechanism. Mechanical components that constitute this boost mechanism include links, levers, screws, wedges, gears, and pulleys. For lightweight arms of robots, the link mechanism is ...

Are You Smarter Than an Engineering Student? Force, Torque, and Pirate Ships!

Are you smarter than an engineering student? Have you gotten rusty or are you still at the head of the class? We’re challenging you to dust off that old textbook knowledge and challenge your co-workers to some good ole’ engineering ...