Designing with Scissor Linkages
You can use a scissor linkage in your design when you need to change the shape and size of your robot to accomplish a specific task. Scissor linkages are often included in robot designs with Rack Gears and Linear Slide Brackets so that their motion can be controlled by a motor. This can be useful when it comes to designing a robot for competitions.
A scissor linkage is helpful in many robot applications.
A scissor linkage can be used to increase a robot's height.
If your robot needs to start compact, but stretch out horizontally, you can use a scissor linkage to increase its width.
A scissor linkage can extend a robot's reach if the robot needs to pick up objects and then place them in different locations.