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This resource provides an introduction to using the Crumble microcontroller with a variety of components. It begins by testing connection through programming the onboard motor LED's. Student activity includes coding sparkles, motors, servo motors, light dependent resistors, potentiometers, distance sensors.
This presentation introduces the Makey Makey. It starts with basic connection to the device and demonstrating a simple circuit. Activities include controlling your keyboard to type, use the mouse and controlling Scratch using simple code.
This resource describes 5 mini projects using the Makey Makey.
- Create a joystick / games controller
- Create arrows to control a character in Scratch
- Controlling the mouse
- Making the onboard LED's flash
- Controlling a motor using the 5V output
This set of resources introduces the topic of lean manufacturing in Design & Technology and Engineering. The presentation covers Kaizen, Poke Yoke and Just in Time. 2 question sheets have also been created to test student understanding.
This is a presentation that I use to introduce the topic of sustainability for design and technology. It contains an overview of 5 R', some industry examples and a number of short activities for the students to try.
This resource introduces the topic of robots in engineering. It contains an overview of different types of robots and sets up a debate amongst teams about the advantages and disadvantages of robots in industry
This collection of lesson resources supports students to design and build using VEX IQ kits, whilst learning about VEX IQ parts, programming the controller and key engineering terminology (such as chain drive, friction, gear ratio, motors). The challenges and learning are based on a US STEM curriculum map,...
2 different versions of editable schemes of work, supporting the quick planning of lessons.
Example of a lesson that can be used to show Design and Technology students how their school work can be related to working in the engineering industry, and to encourage them to follow a STEM career path using the skills that they have developed in the classroom. The presentation takes material from STEM Ambassador...