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Intro: Scissor Linkages

Strawbees Team

Explore creative inventions made from scissor linkages. Discover the design challenge of building and improving a small mechanical arm to pick up a weighted variety of objects. Start with making 2 pairs of scissors, then to combine to build a mini mechanical arm, learning about mechanical advantage. Make a small pyramid, also called a tetrahedron, to pick up.

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