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Help needed - Year 5 D&T project

Discussion in 'Art and design' started by piglet33, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. piglet33

    piglet33 New commenter

    Hi all,

    I have been given a D&T project to plan using construction and mechanisms and linked to the theme of space. What has been suggested is to build a space buggy style vehicle (using wood) and then create some kind of mechanism to power it. I am not even sure if this is feasible to do as everything I seem to find about moving toys involves cams.

    What I was thinking of them using as some kind of base is this:


    Like I said I have no idea if this is a feasible project but we have been asked to combine mechanisms with construction and link it to our topic of space! I have no idea what kind of mechanism could make it move though. D&T is really not my strong point although I have always been able to come up with something before I am really stuck this time!

    Any ideas or help is gratefully appreciated.

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