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Here's an interesting use of a scalloped-edged cam to create a very fast reciprocating motion of a lever. The lever, in turn, pulls a string to cause the humming bird's wings to beat.[Thanks Charles!]
Labels: animals, automaton, cams
posted by Dug North on 1/29/2008
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