STEM MECHANICS: Gears & Worm drives


STEM05 STEM MECHANICS: Gears & Worm Drives


With Engino mechanics: Gears & Worm Drives set learn how gears can easily reduce or increase speed, change force or transfer motion from one position to another. Discover how worm drives are used to greatly reduce rotational speed and how screws can convert rotational motion to linear, while greatly increasing force. Build 12 working models such as an experimental crane, a gearbox, a carousel, a helicopter, a screw press and a crane with a rotating arm. You can find easy-to-follow building instructions for all models either online or in the booklet included. The booklet provides detailed explanations of the different scientific principles applied and incorporates innovative experimental activities for hands-on learning. A quiz section is also available to challenge your newly acquired knowledge! Conduct thorough experiments and discover – how the crank’s position affects force and speed – how to calculate the mechanical advantage of a screw – what a worm drive is and how to use a ratchet mechanism. The Engino building system was invented by Costas Sesames, a former teacher and engineer for the purpose of helping students build technological models creatively and easily to experiment and learn about science and technology in a way that includes all the benefits of play. Research grants from local and E.U. sources helped transition the three year research project into an innovative product. Since then Engino has developed more snap-fit components such as gears, pulleys, motors, and solar panels. The major advantage of the Engino system is that its design flexibility enables children to build simple or complex models quickly using a small number of components.

  • Engino brings complex concepts into clear focus for budding engineers and scientists with award winning components and step by step illustrated assembly instructions
  • Discover how gears can reduce or increase speed and learn how worm drives are used to change rotational speed
  • Build 12 working models such as a helicopter, vise, hand drill, scissor lift, and more
  • Includes 16 pages of theory and facts, a 3 page quiz, 6 pages of experimental activities illustrating uses of gears and worm drives, 17 pages of step by step, 3D rendered illustrations
  • Builds illustrated online at Engino website or using the Engino 3D app downloadable free for Android or Apple iOS. Made in CYPRUS
  • Designed and made in CYPRUS – no batteries required

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