Swalwell Primary School

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DT 6.11.20

This half term in DT we will be designing and creating our own automata models. We will build our models using wood and a range of cams to create different types of movement.


The video below shows you some examples of automata toys:

Year 8 Wooden Mechanical Toys

I would like you to design your own automata model which could be seen in a Christmas window. You might even want to incorporate our New York topic in to your design. Sketch out your design carefully and label it to show how the different parts will move. Here are some examples:


Have fun!


Miss Grey