“How can we transform rotary motion into linear motion?”


Generating rotary motion from something like an engine can be very simple. However, what if want to have periodic linear motion? Well, let’s use our engineering mindset to figure this out. What if, we were to make a simple linkage that would allow for a connection between rotary and linear motion? Well, this machine is known as a cam and can be found in all sorts of devices, one of the most famous being the internal combustion engine.

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