Interact with this!
Technology and electronics are prevalent in todays society, most people have a phone, computer games are more common than ever before, and almost every thing you use is interactive, most static artefacts are considered out of date and boring. Create a simple every day artefact such as a toy or picture frame that uses simple mechanisms to change the artefact into an exciting and interesting interactive product.
- research and evaluate 3 different types of joints that you could use in your project. Examples of joints are rebate, butt, dowel.
- research simple mechanisms, describe the mechanism and how it could be used in your project. Example mechanisms are pulleys, gears, cams, screws, inclined planes.
- research some existing designs for a mechanical device such as a toy or a picture frame and complete an evaluation of it.
create a mind map of ideas
use an ideation technique to develop a range of concepts
create a technical drawing of your project
record your production process
evaluate your product
links for further information
a great site with lots on information about gears, crews, wheels, pins and shafts