In Design and Technology we have really enjoyed creating a moving toy with a cam mechanism! Our moving toys were inspired by the wonderful Ancient Greek stories we have been reading in class! First we investigated different types of cam toys and made a card prototype to explore the movement of the different shaped cams. Then we designed and constructed our moving toy, using a range of tools like a saw, clamp and bench hook. We used the ‘round cams’ or the ‘egg shaped cams’ in order to make our figures move up and down or round and round. Finally, we evaluated our moving toys and shared our opinions on each other’s wonderful work!
We hope you enjoy our pictures of us sharing our moving toys! We are very proud of our amazing work!