I am a teacher, will this book help?

Your pupils can make fantastic automata from recycled household items, paper card and soft wood. This book "How to Design and Make Simple Automata" has 80 A4 pages and over 270 black and white illustrations and it explains clearly and simply how to design and make automata that fulfilled  the requirements for Key Stage 2 Design and Technology, It completely de-mystifies the mechanical and engineering skills needed to complete the assignments  which will help the teacher and pupils. Starting with very simple mechanisms such as cams, pulleys, pneumatics, cranks and very simple gears etc, each section looks in detail at a mechanical process. Explaining clearly how it works and how to apply this knowledge to your pupils work in a practical and classroom friendly way. It all builds up to a comprehensive and detailed guide which will prove invaluable to anyone teaching mechanical processes for Key Stage 2 and looking for a fun and practical approach to their lessons..

I am not a teacher, just some one interested in making Automata, will this book help?

If you fancy making automata but are deterred by the thought of having to have lots of tools for wood working or a workshop then this book is for you. Nearly all the automata featured are made from card or paper, the only wood used is for the drive shafts and this can be a barbecue stick or 5mm wooden dowel, which can be easily cut. The book also contains the complete plans for making 6 different (but similar) automata using thin card, as well as suggestions for adaptations. It's full of ideas, tips and information and really does offer you the perfect introduction to Designing and Making your own Simple Automata.

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If you are interested in making your own Simple Automata or teach Design and Technology Key Stage 2
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How to Design and Make Simple Automata
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