Focus on Mechanical Toys is structured to encourage students to conduct their own investigations into the basic principles of mechanisms. Featuring 21 3D simulations of automata, Focus on Mechanical Toys is a great way of finding ideas for projects. This title is available as part of the  Focus D&T Online Resource Pack. See below for sample screen and a list of topics.

23 Unique Focus 3D Simulations

Designed by experienced teachers, our unique, user controlled, 3D simulations are perfect for whole class teaching and individual study.

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Mechanical Toys 1

●  Pecking Birds
●  Blackbird Pie
●  Caterpillar
●  Cool Cat
●  Crocodile
●  Dog
●  Duck

Mechanical Toys 2

●  Gobbler
●  Flower Window
●  Footballer
●  Kissing Couple
●  Mechanical Monkey
●  Ocean Motion
●  Penguin

Mechanical Toys 3

●  Perky Porky
●  Punch and Judy
●  Sailing Ship
●  Snail
●  The Gardener
●  T-Rex
●  The Bees

Reference Section

●  What is a mechanism?
●  Types of Motion
●  Cams and followers
●  Levers
●  Linkages
●  Pulley systems
●  Simple gear train
●  Multiple Choice Questions

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