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Bars are hinged together in the middle and more scissors are added to form an extendable mechanism. A device designed with this principle was used on the Surveyor Moon landers to scoop up soil for testing.
Contributed by: Sándor Kabai and Szaniszló Bérczi (November 2007)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: November 8 2007