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D.T. Moving Toy with a cam mechanism

Learning in this unit: 

 

  • To recognise the movement of a mechanism within a toy or model
  • To know about the relationship between a cam and a follower
  • To understand that a cam will change rotary motion into linear motion
  • To understand that different shaped cams produce different movements
  • To consider the characteristics of the cam mechanism when designing the moving part of the toy
  • To test out design ideas before going forward
  • To develop a clear sequence of how materials and tools should be used and how making the toy will proceed
  • To cut and join with accuracy to ensure a good quality finish to the product
  • To test the mechanisms and make adjustments where necessary

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