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balanced beam model

Balance Plane (5-8 hours) 

Code: BALAN solder version

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Code: BALAN-NS no solder version

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In this project a beam is used, with an electric motor and a propeller on one end and a battery holder on the other end. It is placed in a balanced state, on a vertical upright. This beam is designed to be rotated about its central point, in a horizontal plane, by the motor driven propeller.

 

Bubble Blower (8-10 hours)

Code: BUBBLE solder version

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Code: BUBBLE-NS no solder version

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This device is designed to automatically blow bubbles! One motor, driving through a gearbox, constantly rotates 6 wire hoops, which continuously dip into a vessel holding the bubble mixture. The propeller (driven by a second electric motor) blows air into the hoops, producing a constant stream of bubbles.

 
Captive aeroplane model

Captive Aeroplane (5-7 hours)

Code: CAPTIVE solder version

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Code: CAPTIVE-NS no solder version

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A small aeroplane is built from plastic or wood. It is driven by a propeller, which is powered by a small electric motor. The plane is suspended from an overhead point and flies in a circle. The basic CAPTIVE AEROPLANE is a very simple model to construct. This has a lot of scope for combining two different areas of study: technology and art (with a bit of woodwork thrown in!). The aeroplane is a simple model to make. However the components and ideas can be used to make other devices. For example: • A witch on a broomstick • A flying pig (see if pigs can really fly?)

 

Simple four wheel drive model car

Car Belt Driven (6-8 hours)

Code: BELTCAR solder version

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Code: BELTCAR-NS no solder version

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This is a four-wheeled vehicle at its simplest. Motive power is provided to the rear axle by an electric motor-driven belt (a rubber “O” ring). A number of these cars can be raced, and have the potential to be added to, to drive faster! Also, car bodies can be built, and decorated in the Art class!

 

 
Ferris Wheel model

Ferris Wheel (5-7 hours) 

Code: FERR solder version

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Code: FERR-NS no solder version

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This model represents a FERRIS WHEEL in its most simple form, consisting of a single rotating beam. This beam has an electric motor with a propeller, mounted at one end. A battery holder is on the other end of the beam and counterbalances them. The beam is mounted on an “axle” (shaft) at the beams’ centre of gravity. When the FERRIS WHEEL is switched on, the motor spins the propeller, thus rotating the beam around its axle.

 
Basic four wheel model

Low Rider (2-4 hours)

Code: LO-RIDER

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This is a basic four wheeled vehicle, with both front and rear wheels on fixed axles. This vehicle:

  • Is capable of forward and reverse motion (direction of travel being controlled by a two way switch)
  • Has a choice of two gearbox ratios (at the construction stage).
 
Propelled driven model car

Propelled Car (5-7 hours)

Code: PROPC solder version

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Code: PROPC-NS no solder version

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This vehicle is a simple four wheeled, propeller driven device. The propeller is driven by a small battery powered electric motor. 

 
Simple vehicle model

Simple Vehicle (10 - 15 hours)

Code: SIMPLE solder version

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Code: SIMPLE-NS no solder version

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This project requires the student to design and build a SIMPLE VEHICLE. This is the most basic vehicle possible, and is suitable to introduce students to Technology and Electrical components. After completion of the vehicle, it can be used for a variety of experiments (physics or otherwise) or even paired with another vehicle for racing and performance tests. This is a basic four wheeled vehicle, with both front and rear wheels on fixed. Is capable of forward and reverse motion (the direction of travel being controlled by a two-way switch. Has a choice of gearbox ratios (at the construction stage).  

 

soccerbot basic soccer playing model

Soccer Bot (7 hours)

Code: SOCCER solder version

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Code: SOCCER-NS no solder version

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The SOCCER ‘BOT is a simple electro-mechanical device that responds to a wired hand held controller, which is used to steer the device, using two push button switches to move forwards, left or right. SOCCER ‘BOT can be used to play a game of soccer between two or more participants. The front of the SOCCER ‘BOT has a “scoop” (a crescent shaped cut-out), that enables a tennis ball to be “captured” and pushed towards the goal. The scoop is shallow enough to allow a competitor to knock the tennis ball out of control, then capture the ball and try to score. 

 

Basic solar car model

Solar Car - Basic (10-15 hours)

Code: SOLARB solder version

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Code: SOLARB-NS no solder version

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The SOLAR CAR - BASIC is a simple four-wheeled vehicle, driven by an electric motor, powered by a solar panel. Power to the wheels is transferred from the motor by gears. This car will run on a smooth level surface from 25% sunlight upwards. The solar panel consists of one large section producing 2.0 Volts and 0.87 Amps of electricity, under a 100% sunlight condition. The illustration shows the prototype vehicle. The concept has limited scope for variation. Students should design a vehicle to suit their own needs. 

 

Solar Car Model Version 2

Solar Car (v2) (10-15 hours)

Code: SOLARv2

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The SOLAR CAR (version 2) is a basic four-wheeled vehicle, driven by an electric motor, powered by a purpose-designed solar panel. Power to the wheels is transferred from the motor by gears. This car will run on a smooth level surface from 25% sunlight upwards. The Solar panel consists of two sections, each of 1.5 Volts and 0.2 Amps, which can be connected in series or parallel. The illustration shows the prototype vehicle. The concept has scope for variation. Students should design a vehicle to suit their own needs. 

 

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