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### How to shoot things with springs?

I am a just begining self-taught in the art of engineering and I am trying to make a thing that shoots things like a gun, but instead of a chemical reaction, I want to shoot it with something ...
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### LPHow do I put the springiness back into a steel rod

This is a piece of steel rod, from a clock, 100mm x 1.5mm. The mechanism is 200 years old and the steel has gone soft and lost its recoil.
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### How does an impact driver hammer and spring mechanism cam backwards when loosening fastenings?

For an electric impact driver / impact wrench, how does the hammer mechanism cam backwards and forwards? In reverse (loosening fastenings), the spring twisting would cause spring extension, not ...
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### What are the benefits of using a spring as a drive screw in this electronic deadbolt?

The Schlage FBE365 electronic deadbolt uses a DC motor attached to a helical screw to raise and lower the C-shaped piece shown. The way the rest of the mechanism works is not important for this ...
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### Spring compression and quick release mechanism

I'm in a group and we're designing a wheel that can inflate and decompress using springs. The purpose of the string compression/decompression is to give our tires this jumpy/bouncy like movement. ...
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### Force Required To Stop A Freely Rotating Wheel With Attached Falling Object With A Spring

I have a wheel with a diameter of 2m and a weight of 67kg. The wheel has a radius of gyration of 0.82m. From this wheel a weight of 35kg is suspended. The weight will fall for 10m and accelerate the ...
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### Energy conservation on SHM in springs

In the above spring block arrangements, the time period is asked for $K_1=2K$ left spring and $K_2=K$ right spring. Now at equilibrium, $$T=K_2x=Kx=mg$$ $$2T=K_1y=2Ky=2mg \implies x=y$$ for movable ...