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Design Technology: Mechanisms

Mechanisms pack

Focus on Mechanisms is a KS3 and GCSE Design Technology Windows software or online resource 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 Windows program and as part of the online Focus DT Resource Pack.

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

Focus DT Resource Pack: 1 year site licence: £99.95
Windows software single user licence: £29.95
Windows software site licence: £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
Compatible with: Focus has version available for Windows, Mac, iPad and Android devices. .
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
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