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    Control simulation software for primary age

    Hi, I've been asked to investigate if there is any software for primary school use to simulate control of devices for "Control Technology" lessons.
    I can't be Googling properly as I keep getting flight sims and advanced software simulation links, does anyone have any suggestions of what software we can evaluate if there is any?
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    Possible Control software

    Hi Andy,

    You could look at Junior Visual Control 2 from Camboard Technology or Complete Control from (Soft Teach)

    We are a reseller for both of these manufacturers and could provide you with a quote if you let me know how many licences you would be looking for.

    Any questions let me know

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    We use Flowol. No time to trawl through the site, but the (old) version we have has "slot together" basic plastic models that can be connected to a control box to take the lesson off the screen and into the "real world".

    Some schools use the Lego Robotix stuff (not cheap!).

    If I get time/remember, I'll try to dig out a link I found that had a few free control simulations.

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    My schools use the Go software from Data Harvest
    Data Harvest Ltd - Go

    £125 for site licence which is very reasonable.

    regards

    Simon

    PS I also use Scratch to teach groups programming by making simulations for things such as clocks and traffic lights.
    Scratch | Project | Traffic Lights A V1.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by brookesandrew View Post
    I've been asked to investigate if there is any software for primary school use to simulate control of devices for "Control Technology" lessons.
    There'll be a stack of companies at BETT in January, if you can hang on that long - LEGO will have a stand, which is always fun, and every other company that does control systems will be there in some fashion.

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    We have Flowol 3 and Go but tend to use Flowol mainly with the mimics. We have a couple of interfaces that allow us to connect sensors, lights motors etc.

    I also got the mimic creator, so we can create our own.

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    At my last school we used LEGO Education - MINDSTORMS®: robolab

    We have Textease at my current school and they use the Turtle component for part of this on the syllabus: Softease - Textease Turtle CT

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    Thanks for all the info, I'll be spending some time checking out the web sites for all those application.
    Thanks again, Andy.

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    We use Control IT2. It is fairly simple,, flexible and easy to use.

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