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CAM MECHANISMS

Hawthorn have been exploring how a cam mechanism can create movement. We have analysed real examples of working cams to find the axle, follower, cam and slider. We made a simple basic example to help us understand how it works, how it can be made to work better and the difference in cam shapes.

DESIGNING

Now we have designed our 2 characters which will illustrate the Aesop Fable we are studying in literacy. We know which materials we would like to use and have considered the decoration element required in design.

INVESTIGATING EVERYDAY PRODUCTS

We have researched some common stationary products to find out who and when they were invented and discussed why. What was their function and what disadvantages to the product means they may be redesigned or replaced.

Making our cams based on The Ostrich and the Penguin Aesop Fable.

Lots of problem solving to make our cams work and some brilliant decoration.

OUR FINISHED CAMS FOR 'THE OSTRICH AND THE PENGUIN'
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