Machines both simplify and complicate our lives and provide visions of a perfect world. Extreme Machines, a highly interactive exhibit group, demonstrates the mechanical advantage machines provide to make work easier in our everyday lives. The exhibit illustrates simple and complex machines and explores the physics behind our mechanized world. Whether choosing to lift a car engine or even another human, Extreme Machines allows visitors to determine the best type of pulley or lever to successfully complete the task. The manipulation of gears, pulleys, levers and a few more complex contraptions also allows visitors to convert potential energy to kinetic energy.

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