Power delivery for vehicle and aircraft design projects
The smartest way to deliver power to student made car and aircraft projects. Current is supplied through a tether cable which also pulls the vehicle around the PowerAnchor – so they don’t need batteries or steering.
- Easy set-up
- Easy to use independently
- Portable and light
- Rechargeable with loads of power
- Cordless remotes
- Push on legs for planes
- Data logger measures performance
- High impact carry case included
With over 10 000 laps per charge you have a minimal fuss set-up.
With cordless remotes the, only cables tether the vehicle.
Designed by teachers for classroom realities and quality learning.
Fully Resourced Projects
The Power Anchor is supported by four projects; Helicar, Aerocar, Skylap and Race & Chase. Each project is resourced with class packs of parts and materials as well as online content with demonstrations, data analysis tools, folio outlines and theory.
The Power of Data
The data logger allows you to measure the speed of cars or the speed and height of planes. Students see how their modeifications affect performance. This is the key to optimising their vehicles.
Use the Power Anchor on its own or use it with the data logger to measure the speed of cars or the speed and height on planes. The PADL software displays numerically and graphically the performance of the students vehicle. Enter the results into the Data Crunch software, generate graphs, use data analysis tools and print a report.
See Variables In Action
Students can make smart decisions to optimise their vehicle using the Data Crunchg software which shows the relationships between independent and dependent variables. This helps your students start to think like engineers.
The Importance of Rapid Feedback
Test students vehicles on the Power Anchor quickly and with ease. Students can do multiple tests and get a qood set of data for analysis in a small amount of time. This rapid feedback is the key to making good design decisions.
Power Anchor awarded two Good Design Awards
The PowerAnchor was recently awarded two Good Design Awards – congratulations to the design team lead by Merrick Russell. It’s great to see innovation rewarded, especially when it is Australian designed and made. The Power Anchor and the projects run on it are getting a lot of attention in the world of STEM education. They stimulate engineering thinking without pre-determined solutions.
The Power Anchor is classroom tested and classroom ready. Designed by teachers for teachers, the particular needs of the learning environment have been kept in mind.
“The PowerAnchor is awesome and the projects are fantastic. Over the last few years we’ve seen some great student designs. Who wouldn’t love making these things?” - David Perry, Trinity Catholic College Lismore.