to make this amazing mechanism for transmitting
force all you require is a match box filled with match sticks. now open the match box
and remove the match sticks. place one match stick on the table. place the second one at
across at right angles to the first one. you can see that it is slightly off centered.
place the third on second one as shown. and the fourth on third one across the third one.
now test the mechanism. press the fourth one and the first one lifts up. now add a few
more match sticks to this chain and lengthen the chain. test it once again. press the last
one and first one lifts up. now you can increase the length of this chain. make a very very
long chain by adding more match sticks across each other. you can see that the pattern is
very very simple, one match stick across the other. and now you can test it. when you press
the last one the first match stick which is perched in a fulcrum rises and falls, rises
and falls. its a beautiful mechanism and to make it all you need are simple match sticks
which are readily available at home.