Friday, 14 February 2014

Marvellous Moving Machines!

After lots of measuring, cutting, sawing, drilling and sticking, our machines are complete!

We used different cam mechanisms to make a moving machine. Can you work out which parts move and how they work?

Can you see which machines have a cam attached to a turning handle and those that work by pushing it along on its wheels?


  1. I know for a fact that my class had loads of fun making our moving mechanisms. Personally, I liked decorating mine the most. Making my cam rotate properly was the hardest part, it took a lot of concentration because it kept getting stuck. If you have a look at Sophie's, mine is very similar, but it has a purple body instead of blue. In fact, they are brothers!
    - Sophia, Year 6 :)

  2. I know that year 6 had lots of fun and a great time making our moving machines with cam mechanisms. I liked decorating mine the best and I found sawing my cam a bit tricky. I hope that we get lots more oppurtunitys to have lots more fun and create amazing things! - Cleo, year 6:)

  3. All the mechanisims were GREAT every one was so colourful and bright, I had a great time making mine. :-) Harvey Yr 6

  4. I loved makeing my penguin it was great fun!!!


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