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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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Toolbox

This resource from Boxford describes a toolbox project produced using CAD/CAM. Exemplar CAD files are included. The tool box is made from Corriflex and an explanation is given of its advantages and uses as a material. The toolbox is shown produced as a net using CD software. Different coloured lines show the different...
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2010 to date

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Toolholder A1

This resource from Boxford describes the development of a holder for tools needed for an A1 and A1 M CNC router. Exemplar CAD files are provided for CAM output and production. The reasons for the project are described and the importance of keeping track of tools is explained. Materials, cutting tools and machine depth...
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2010 to date

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Toolholder A3

This resource from Boxford describes the development of a holder for tools needed for an A3 and A3M CNC router. Exemplar CAD files are provided for CAM output and production. The reasons for the project are described and the importance of keeping track of tools is explained. Materials, cutting tools and machine depth...
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2010 to date

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Wind Tunnel

This resource from Boxford describes the manufacture of a small wind tunnel suitable for use in conjunction with the Scalextric 4 Schools competition. It includes CAD files and pictures of the assembled wind tunnel. The design features of the wind tunnel are outlines and consideration is given to how it is used, such...
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2010 to date

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Winners Podium

This resource from Boxford describes how a project to display large items can be made using the accuracy and build quality of CAD/CAM. It contains a description of the project, exemplar CAD files. Photographs show the finished winners’ podium, the wheels for moving it and the internal support beams. Sizes for the...
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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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