For the first project:

 

 This is a fun and easy project to introduce pupils to MTW practical skills development... the "magic belt balance":

 

 

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What is the Magic Belt Balance?

 

Project outline:

This project is based on making a novelty belt balance. The project works on the principal of centre of gravity, and balances the belt on the edge of the piece in such a way that it appears to be impossible or "magic". Because of the delicate balance in the design there is no brief or research involved in this project, rather just recreating the design.

The 'magic belt balance' is in reality not magic but a very simple project to make containing a small number of cuts. This is an ideal way to begin the pupils on their three year journey in the MTW classroom, with open minds to thinking about things in a different way.

Duration:

This project should take approximately  1 double lesson depending on the ability level of the group, situation and the resouces availible.

 

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 Manufacturing the project:

 

 Tools and processes used:

   Download a printable version of this table

 

SolidWorks model of project:

     Download the parts and assembly of this project.

 

Working Drawings:

    Download the working drawings for this project

 

Cutting List:

  Download a printable version of this cutting list 

 

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