Automata SuperLab

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Automata SuperLab is built over a decade of content creation and iterations in authentic learning environment to help you design and create successful automata projects with step-by-step picture, text and video (with subtitle) illustrations from designing and everyday applications, to marking out and making, and to packaging. The series has been used in school teaching, student project works and individual self-learning in Asia and Europe.

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Specifications

Suitable for

Teachers

  • More than 1,000 original videos with subtitles, photos and illustrations spanning across nearly 1,000 pages of course materials;

  • Ready materials help to save at least 70% of time and effort to build lessons, simulations and activities;

  • Expert tips and tricks, step-by-step guides and ready project components/kits to increase confidence and success rate of incorporating mechanisms into designing and making creative projects.

Learners

  • Acquire extensive knowledge on mechanisms through fundamental illustrations and videos, and everyday applications;

  • Visualise the movements and effects of changes to the mechanisms with open tool;

  • Generate countless creative ideas from the substantial examples with videos and construction tips;

  • Construct with jigs and pre-cut parts;

  • Build your design folder using the step-by-step template.

 

Makers

  • Create projects from scratch with the step-by-step video guides;

  • Expert tips and tricks on enhancing the making experience and outcome.

Topics in the series include

Designing

Introduction
Designing
Box/Frame
The Bit on Top

Backdrop
Design Folder

Activities

Mechanisms

Introduction | Marking Out | Making | Applications

Cams

Gears

Cranks

Pulleys

Linkages

Levers

Ratchets

Extensions

Introduction | Marking Out | Making

Handles
Shafts
Shaft Supports
Connecting Rods
Springs
Friction
Fixing Techniques

Project Kits

Online ordering of jigs, pre-cut parts and project kits is available to start projects right away.