Toys Using Levers

Along with cams and cranks, many mechanical toys use levers to transmit energy from one side of the toy to the other. There are three classes of levers. The most used and the most useful are the First Class levers. By moving the pivot they allow you to transmit power in different ways as shown below:

Figure A

Equal sides lever

Figure B

Engineering lever

Figure C

Lever used in toys

This whole ting is explained in even more details here.

Usually levers work together with cams and cranks to transmit the power along the line. The links below will give you some ideas about how toys use levers:

Building lever toys is great for children education so consider including such activities in your home school or local school education program.

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