Elastic to Motion Energy Conversions and devices that use them

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What is a elastic energy to motion conversion?

A elastic to motion conversion is the process of taking elastic energy and using it to result in the motion of a objecrt, transfering, or even just transforming the energy.

What is elastic energy - as provided by dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/elastic%20energy
noun
potential energy that is stored when a body is deformed
What is motion - as provided by dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/motion
noun
1.
the action or process of moving or of changing place or position; movement.

Where can elastic energy be found?

Elastic energy is result of, and typically abundant, when a active physical force is in the process of being held back, restrained, resisted, or countered. Common examples of this would be pressurized air or a coiled spring, and is often refered to as stored energy.

What elastic energy looks like

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With the same amount of air in Cube 2 as Cube 1, with less space to move around in, the air pressure increases. This pressure then takes the role of elastic energy, or stored energy. Note: If the newly shrunken Cube was punctured, the air would rush out (taking the form of motion), moving not only the air itself, but pushing the cube in the oposite direction as well. The same goes for the spring when the coil is releaced.


What devices fall under this catagory.

Car Fuel Injector
Air Compressor (no on site link)
Nail Gun
Staple gun (no on site link)
Pogo Stick (no on site link)
Toaster
Pencil Sharpener (electrical)
CD Player (the lid)

Related Links

Electricity To Motion
Electromagnetism