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The new NAAIDT website is designed to provide a means through which NAAIDT Members can share information and advice relating to design and technology education

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D&T Online

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NAAIDT Project Exchange

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About NAAIDT Project Exchange

Project Exchange provides teachers and others with the opportunity to share ideas for design and technology projects and activities. Each entry comprises a text description to a common format and, if available, a related illustration. Provision is made also for colleagues to share related learning materials using the Downloads button where this is implemented.

Link to NAAIDT Project Exchange

DT Online Pneumatics

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About pneumatics

Pneumatic systems typically involve a source of compressed air being controlled by valves and causing output devices such as cylinders to operate in a controlled way.

The compressed air is typically obtained from a COMPRESSOR, which is usually driven by an electric motor or an internal combustion engine.

Air is routed through pipes to VALVES which control the routing of the compressed air. Valves may be operated by a range of ACTUATORS including levers, rollers and solenoids.

The air is then passed on to cylinders which convert the energy in the compressed air into linear motion and do useful work.

Finally, the used compressed air is released into the atmosphere as EXHAUST.

Link to DT Online Pneumatics

Link to BBC - GCSE Bitesize Pneumatics