Channel 4 Learning



DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
The Technology Programme: Real Life Design
 
Making Things Move
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Making Things Move

Aims

Pupils should note how:

  • Automata make quite complicated movements using simple mechanical operations
  • the mechanisms used are borrowed from everyday mechanisms
  • cams work and how useful they are
  • many different types of material can be used to make automata models
  • designing automata involves artistic as well as engineering skills combined with a dash of humour and originality
  • each design is unique to the designer