The preparation of a full scheme of work can be tedious at the best of times. Given the pressures in teaching these days, time is usually at a premium. If you are currently struggling to find the time to develop your own resources, The Pen Project from TechSoft could well be the answer.Target Machines:
MDX-15E, MDX-20E, MDX-40AE, MDX-40E
, TS-30E, TS400E, PNC-2300/A, EGX-300E, EGX-350E, DE-3E
, MDX-500E/650E/540ERequired Software:
Design Tools - 2D DesignTarget Age:
Key stages 3-4
The TechSoft Pen Project is a lovely introduction to simple 2.5D design and manufacture, and is suitable for students from year 7 through to year 10. By creating a design, students will learn a variety of drawing skills, from using a grid, to creating an interesting shape using bezier curves. The school will simply need to provide 3mm sheet material (Forex classic is ideal), standard tools and double sided tape.
Machining time per project is from approximately 2.5mins on a RotoCAMM, or 5mins on a MODELA. (Times dependent on the material used.)
The pack consists of a project folder with Teachers’ Notes, Students’ Worksheets, etc. (all photocopiable), a CD containing setup files, etc., plus a copy of all documentation which may be directly printed, and 100 pen refills, ie., all you need to get going.