Gadget Anatomy
The hand powered tools shown on this page all use combinations of the elements of machines to accomplish their functions.

Look carefully at each tool.
Think about how each part moves and makes the other parts move as the tool does its job.

Go to The Inventor's Toolbox if you need more information.

Which elements of machines do you see in each gadget? Click on only the ones you see.
Hand Powered Drill
Hand Powered Drill

Bevel Gears
Worm Gear
Screw
Rack and Pinion
Wheel and Axle
Crank and Rod



Wing-Handle Corkscrew


Pulley
Wheel and Axle
Screw
Rack and Pinion
Lever
Cam


Cork-Screw

Scissor Style Jack
Scissor Jack

Screw
Cam
Pulley
Gears
Lever
Wedge





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