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10.3.1 Identify how mechanisms allow conversion of one form of motion to another.
For example, rack and pinion, bell cranks, toggle clamps, linkages and levers.
10.3.2 Identify the mechanisms in a bicycle.
Consider chain drive, levers, linkages and gears.
10.3.3 Design combinations of mechanisms to achieve specific tasks.
Consider the following tasks:
10.3.4 Discuss how designers make use of simple mechanisms in the home.
Consider water tap, garlic crusher and foot operated trash/rubbish bin.
Bulleted list and italicised paragraphs are excerpted from Design Technology: guide. Cardiff Wales, UK: International Baccalaureate Organization, 2007.
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