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  • Simple Machines A Windmill
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    Simple Machines A windmill is a machine that uses the wind to turn a wheel of adjustable vanes, slats or sails. As the wheel turns, it turns a shaft, wheels, and gears that power machinery. It is more properly called a "wind pump", but most people call it a "windmill". Windmills have been used for hundred of years to power machinery used to grind grain such as wheat and corn. Today we also have windmills, called "wind turbines", that generate electricity. All machines are a combination of severa...
  • Lugs About 6 Feet
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    Exercises For Lateral Thinking Problem No. 9 A young man's car developed a flat tire as he was driving along a deserted street. He pulled over to the curb and did all the usual things: removed the hub cap, unscrewed the lugs and rested them carefully in the hub cap, jacked up the car. As he was putting the spare tire onto the axle he accidentally kicked the hub cap. The lugs rolled out, and all five of them fell down a nearby grate, Peering through the bars of the grate the man thought that he c...
  • Wheel Frame And Third Wheel
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    The MOBOT Project: Longwood In modern engineering, a systematic approach is used in the design, operation, and construction of an object to reach a desired goal. The first step of the process employs what is commonly known as the scientific method. The next step involves forming an interdisciplinary team of specialists from not only the various engineering disciplines, but from other fields whose knowledge may be useful or even necessary to completing the project. This step doesn't apply to our ...
  • Skateboard Wheel
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    Skateboarding has rich history of innovation and is full of intriguing stories. Many of these stories are documented in this book in great detail. However, this essay will provide you with an overview of the last nine decades. The first type of skateboards were actually more like scooters. These contraptions, which date back to the early 1900's featured roller skate wheels attached to a two by four. Often the wood had a milk crate nailed to it with handles sticking out for control. Over the next...
  • Undershot Water Wheel
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    A water wheel changes the energy of falling water into mechanical energy that can be used for machines. The water is directed into the wheel through a tube. The wheel is placed on an axle, which is connected by gearing with the machine it is to operate. There are two types of water wheels, vertical and horizontal. The vertical wheels has an overshot and a undershot. The overshot water wheel has buckets around its edge. Water is delivered to the top of the wheel. The weight of the water falling i...
  • Skateboarding Style
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    The History of skateboarding Skateboarding has a unique hisotry which is not well known. Although skateboarding was invented in 1950, some say ideas for skateboards arose as early as the 1930's. Skateboards were created on the California coast by surfers who were frustrated when there was no surf. They found they could use the same skills involved in surfing by nailing roller skates to the bottom of a plank of wood. Skateboarding grew slowly until 1964. The first deck materials were solid oak, a...
  • Suv Drivers
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    They have taken America by storm. Defined as rugged automotive vehicles similar to a station wagon but built on a light truck chassis (Gurlanik 723), Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) have taken over the roads. The automobile industry is full of them and nearly every automaker has its own version of the vehicle. Drivers like the roominess, the comfort and the status they provide and SUVs are springing up across suburbs and cities like mushrooms (Davidson 1). Americans are in love with the luxuries i...
  • Batman's Car
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    Batman Imagine you " re 5, and you come home from school. You throw your stuff down, grab the TV remote, sit down, and turn the TV on. You watch the screen go from black to color as you wait anxiously for your cartoon. Then you see a bat. Not any bat, but Batman, cruising around in his bat mobile, and you think "Wow, how cool!" And finally, when your parents take you to Toys' R' Us, you look around for Batman, past the Barbie's, past Spider-Man, past x-m... there it is, the Bat Mobile, the BAT M...

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