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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
Online version 1 year whole school licence: £24.00
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: Versions available for Windows (7,8,10), VLE Learning Platform SCORM, and an online cloud edition for Windows, Mac, iPad and Android. .
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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  • Cornwall
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