Start by inserting a brass fastener through the holes in two cardboard strips and folding the legs out to secure it in place. Rep this two more times before connecting your Xs end to end. Moving the first two links will set off a chain reaction that will force all of the other links to move as well! This project is great for getting more use out of those old X-boxes or playing with magnets.
Here's how to create a magnetic ball launcher: Start with an ordinary X box. Then, remove the top from the case and replace it with a plastic bag. Using a pencil, draw several large Xs on the surface of the box. Next, take eight small magnets and insert them into the bottom of each cup. Finally, put the top back on the box and launch the balls into the bag!
To make a swinging magnet lamp: This one's easy! First, get yourself a heavy object (like a book) and some clear tubing about 2 inches in diameter. Cut four pieces of pipe about six inches long. Insert one end of a rubber band into one hole at one end of each piece of tubing. Pull the ends of the bands up toward the tops of the pipes until they are even with the openings at the top. Put a magnet inside each tube and hang them from a door or window frame so the lamps can swing freely.
Now you know how to make magnetic toys for kids of all ages!
Example of Parallel Motion Linkage A basic linking mechanism is illustrated below. This enables for the storage of additional tools.
Replace the link with another fusible link, or do the cheap thing and cut a piece of wire the same size as the link wire down to 1/3 its diameter. Install it, solder it in, then wrap it with heat shrink. This wire will be used to recreate the fusible link. You need to remove this later on so don't install it yet.
Fuse links are easy to work with and come in various sizes. They fuse together when you apply heat from an iron or a heater element. The term "fusible" means able to be fused or burned. So these links can be used where you need to connect wires together but want them to be removable later on.
You can also use paper clips instead of fusible links. First, strip about 1/4 inch off each end of the paper clip. Next, fold the tip over slightly so that it forms a small hook. Finally, insert into the wire ends and squeeze to secure.
Paper clips are easy to use but they can only connect wires together temporarily. To make the connection permanent, you need to remove the paper clip after you've finished working with them.
There are many other ways to connect wires together. If you need more flexibility, then consider using alligator clips or jump rings. Alligator clips have teeth which can be painful if you get them hooked on to your skin.
Building broken links consists of three easy steps: 1 Find a relevant broken link on a website; 2 Create a similar resource to the broken resource; 3 Request that anybody linked to the dead resource instead link to your working resource. More details below.
The first step is to find a relevant broken link. You can use Google Search or Webmaster Tools to help you find them. Once you've found a broken link, it's time to create a new link to replace it. But be careful not to overwrite any existing files with your new link, or users will get an error message when they try to visit it. Finally, once you're done fixing all the broken links, let other people know about your work by using comment moderation tools (such as Google's) or webmaster tools and include a link to your resource in place of the broken one.
Broken links can happen for many different reasons. Sometimes websites may want to remove old resources (for example, if they're updating their design). Other times, links may have been changed by accident during a site redesign or maintence process. Still others may have expired pages that were previously accessible via hyperlinks.
To make sure your website remains accessible through links, it's important to keep monitoring your site for broken links. There are several tools available online that can help you do this quickly and easily.