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27th November 2008, 11:34 AM #1
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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?
27th November 2008, 12:06 PM #2
Possible Control software
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
Thanks to Jim from:
brookesandrew (27th November 2008)
27th November 2008, 12:17 PM #3
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.
27th November 2008, 04:53 PM #4
My schools use the Go software from Data Harvest
Data Harvest Ltd - Go
£125 for site licence which is very reasonable.
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
27th November 2008, 05:56 PM #5
27th November 2008, 06:18 PM #6
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.
Originally Posted by brookesandrew
27th November 2008, 07:14 PM #7
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.
27th November 2008, 07:24 PM #8
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
28th November 2008, 09:14 AM #9
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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.
30th November 2008, 03:11 PM #10
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We use Control IT2. It is fairly simple,, flexible and easy to use.
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