Here are some links to web pages about mechanisms, mechanical toys and automata:
Secondary Research
Use the internet and/or the library to find two or three examples of mechanical toys.
You should annotate your chosen toy and explainations using the following guide:
  • How the toy works?
  • What materials it is made from? (if you are not sure, make a sensible guess or ask your teacher)
  • What type of mechanism it uses in its design?
  • What type of person or user group the product is aimed at?

MeRed.gif Check out the videos below, school projects and the Cabaret Mechanical Theater with some excellent mechanical toys