Scissor Linkages

Movement with a Scissor Linkage

The easiest motion to create with the Hummingbird kit is rotation. The gear motors rotate, and the servo motors move in arcs. As students become more experienced, they often want to create other types of motion as well. Linkages can be used to create many different types of motion using the gear and servo motors. For example, students can be challenged to use a linkage to move an object back and  forth.