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17 March 2019

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Bionic Hand

In this activity, pupils will build a bionic hand made out of cardboard, strings, straws and rubber bands. They will relate the bionic hand to their own hand to understand the function of the fingers and the importance of the thumb, to grab or hold objects with different shapes and forms. Pupils will also learn that...
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2010 to date

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Fruits, Seeds and Their Dispersal

This series of activities, aimed at primary level, explores different aspects of fruits and seeds and looks at how and why they are dispersed. Children identify the main characteristics of fruits and seeds by making careful observations, drawing them and labelling their important features. They then group them...
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2000 - 2009

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Wooden Seesaw

This resource from Boxford describes the production of a wooden seesaw using CAM technology. A CAD file is provided for the project and a photograph shows the use of triangulation of cross structure in the making of the product. Safety issues and features are discussed and the advantages of using this design over a...
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2010 to date

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Work Shelf

This resource from Boxford describes the creating of a set of shelves using CAD files and a CNC router. It contains a description of the development of the shelving, and a collection of CAD files for the project. Photographs show the shelving before and during use. Different uses are then shown such as tool storage,...
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2010 to date

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Workbench

This resource from Boxford describes the creating of a school work bench using CAD files and a CNC router. It contains a description of the work bench and the reasons behind the project, along with a collection of CAD files for the project. Curriculum links include the use of CAD/CAM in the designing and making...
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2010 to date

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Sky Sign

This resource from Boxford describes a CNC routed sign project. Ideas for related activities are presented, such as colour schemes for signage and designing signs for people with handicaps. Issues to consider when manufacturing along with settings for machining are described. Safety considerations are discussed....
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2010 to date

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Shelf Stand

This resource from Boxford describes the development of a shelf stand to store boxes of electronic components. The rationale for the product is described and photographs show what it must be able to store and what it looks like once fully made. Curriculum links include the use of CAD/CAM to produce products.
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2010 to date

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Router Master Class

This resource from Boxford presents examples of how to use shaped CNC router cutters to solve different problems quickly and with accuracy. Different uses for cutters are introduced, such as trenching, profiling and grooving. Different cutters that can be used for these and other purposes are shown. These include a...
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2010 to date

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Pepakura

This resource from Boxford describes the use of CAD software to make a development or net from a solid object, which is subsequently used to manufacture a ‘shell’ version of the original object using card. It includes pictures of a reproduction weapon copied from a popular video game. The net could be printed with a...
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2010 to date

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