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November 12, 2010

Thursday 11th November 2010 – Year Five Moving Toys

Filed under: DT,Year 5 @ 7:58 am

Year Five have embarked on a challenging DT project, designing and constructing moving toys using cams.  Today, we were creating prototypes to gain a clearer understanding of how these mechanisms work.  In pairs, children had to construct a cardboard frame, and make an off-centre cam, a snail cam, and a pear-shaped cam out of thick cardboard.  These cams needed attaching to a drive shaft in order to convert circular motion to linear motion.  We will be using our learning from today to help with the designing of our final products. 

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  1. Mine didn’t really work very well. I think it was because the straws were too bendy.

      Tim — December 2, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

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