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Design Technology: Mechanisms

Mechanisms pack

Focus on Mechanisms is a KS3 and GCSE Design Technology software program and VLE Learning Platform SCORM package, with a place in every DT department.

Ideal for KS3 and GCSE Design Technology, each mechanism is clearly explained using animations, photographs, video and text. This interactive eLearning Resource is suitable for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid.

Mechanisms for DT is available as an installable PC software program, VLE Learning Platform SCORM package or via the Focus eLearning web server.

Topics include: Motion, Gear Systems, Pulley Systems, Lifting Systems, Screw Threads, Levers, Linkages, Cams & followers, Crank & slider,Sprockets & chain, Ratchet & Pawl.

Available in Arabic, Spanish and English.

Windows software single user licence: £29.95
Windows software site licence: £99.95
Learning Platform VLE SCORM Package: £99.95
Design Technology Mechanisms - Topics Covered worm and worm wheel
  • Motion
  • Gear systems
  • Pulley systems
  • Lifting systems
  • Screw Threads
  • Levers
  • Linkages
  • Cams & followers
  • Crank & slider
  • Sprockets & chain
  • Ratchet & Pawl
PC Software and Learning Platform VLE SCORM packages: Available in either PC Windows software format (XP,Vista, Win 7) or as a VLE Learning Platform SCORM package. The SCORM version is suitable for Learning Platforms such as: Moodle, Fronter, StudyWiz, Frog, RM Kaleidos etc.
Design Technology Mechanisms- Reference Section The program contains a comprehensive animated reference section with links to each topic area including:


Idler gear
  • What is a mechanism?
  • Moments
  • Equilibrium
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Torque
  • Velocity ratio
  • Efficiency
  • Incined plane
  • Shafts & couplings
  • Bearings & lubrication
  • Clutches & brakes