D.T Workshop Take 1... Measuring and Preparing 'Houses' for our CAM Mechanisms, Drilling, Sawing and Gluing!
As a follow-on project after studying Victorian toys and to help develop engineering skills in our current 'Inventions' unit, we have investigated the inner workings of CAM mechanisms. After researching and exploring different CAM profiles and the linear movement produced by the follower from the rotary movement of an axel/shaft, we designed our own moving toys. Yesterday was spent mainly measuring and today we began construction work - what an amazing afternoon!