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A guide to Ohbot

Ohbot is a new build-it-yourself educational robot which models some of the physical movements of the human head from the neck up.  It can nod and turn its plastic head, open its mouth, turn its eyes and raise its eyebrows - all controlled by servo motors and linkages.  Programming is in a Scratch-based...
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12 May 2015

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Polymers - free residential courses to improve your understanding and knowledge.

Aimed at Science and D and T professionals these 4 day residential courses take place at Napier, Manchester and London Metropolitan Universities in June and July 2015. A mixture of lectures from leading academics and industry professionals combined with laboratory sessions and visits to polymer processing factories...
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30 April 2015

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Articulate Engineering

This is a version of the board game Articulate, remixed for L2 BTEC Engineering, unit 1.
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16 April 2015

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PCB Manufacture

This is set of resources that I use to introduce the topic of PCB manufacture for Unit 1 L2 BTEC Engineering.It contains an overview of the different stages of PCB manufacture and a brief explanation of surface mount technology. The question sheet can be used alongside the presentation.
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16 April 2015

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Lean Manufacturing - Unit 1 L2 Engineering

This is a set of resources that I have created to support introducing lean manufacturing for Unit 1 - L2 BTEC Engineering.The resources are a presentation going over Kaizen, Poke Yoke and Just in Time and 2 question sheets.
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16 April 2015

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New Technologies - Unit 1 L2 BTEC Engineering

This is a presentation that I use to introduce the New Technologies section of Unit 1 for L2 BTEC Engineering.It contains an overview of hydrogen fuel cells, optic fibres, blended wing bodies, surface nano technology, bionics.
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16 April 2015

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Data-capture, modelling and simulation

A beginners guide to free and cheap software and hardware to capture data from experiments using sensors and/or video, to process and analyse the data, to carry out mathematical modelling from the data and to produce simulations and animations. Also the pdf of the NCET/Becta `Data-capture and Modelling' book and...
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12 April 2015

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Learning to code - with a purpose

A 5 part beginners user guide to getting started with programming languages such as Scratch and Turtle for physical computing with sensors, microcontrollers, electronics and animations.Adrian Oldknow       adrian@ccite.org         March 30th 2015
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02 April 2015

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Tinkering with CAD

An introductory guide to techniques for using the free web-based Tinkercad software from Autodesk to produce printable 3D objects.Adrian Oldknow  adrian@ccite.org  March 30th 2015
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30 March 2015

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It's all about SatNav

These resources look at the different applications of Global Satellite Navigation Systems.  They include agriculture, finance, meteorology, sychronisation and tectonics.  These resources were written by Dr. Simon Roberts, as part of a UK Space Agency Space for All grant.
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23 March 2015

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