This project is a cam powered T.Rex automata. The head and lower jaw are driven by separate cams which can be interchanged to change the way the T.Rex moves and so tell a different mini-story. The file of parts is available here.
The T.Rex is a fascinating project to make with students aged twelve and up. By building this model, students will be improve their skills in accurate cutting and scoring. Students will also learn how cam profiles can be used to create movement and how these movements can be used to act out a story.