I am a teacher, will this book help?
Your pupils can make fantastic automata from recycled household items, paper card and wood. This new book "How to Design and make Simple Automata" has 80 A4 pages and over 270 black and white illustrations and it explains clearly and simply how to design and make automata that fulfill the requirements for Key Stage 2 Design and technology, units; 3C moving monsters, unit 5C moving toys and 6C Fairgrounds. It completely de-mystifies the mechanical and engineering skills needed to complete the assignments. Starting with mechanisms;cams, pulleys, pneumatics, cranks and gears etc, each section looks in detail at a mechanical process. Explaining clearly how it works and how to apply this knowledge to your pupils work in a practical and classroom friendly way. It all builds up to a comprehensive and detailed guide which will prove invaluable to anyone teaching mechanical process for Key stage 2 and looking for a fun and practical approach to their lessons.
I am not a teacher, just some one interested in making Automata, will this book help?
if you fancy making automata but are deterred by the thought of having to have lots of tools for wood working or a workshop. Well this book is for you. Nearly all the automata featured in it are made from card or paper, the only wood used is for the drive shafts and this can be a barbecue stick or 5mm wooden dowel which can be easily cut. The book also contains the complete plans for making 6 different automata out of thin card as well as suggestions for adaptations. It's bursting with ideas, tips and information and really does offer you the perfect introduction to making your own simple automata.
If you are interested
in Making your own Simple Automata or teach Design and Technology Key stage
2 you will be pleased to know that you can buy;
" How to Design and Make Simple Automata"
from Craft Education for £14.95 ( inc p&p).
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