The following is taken directly from the Power Anchor website.
“The Power Anchor is a smart way of delivering power to car, ground effect vehicles and aircraft deign projects. The beauty of this is the vehicles aren¹t weighed down by batteries. You don¹t have to worry about any steering either because the vehicles are pulled around the Power Anchor by the same cable that delivers the current. The vehicle designs can be kept simple and when it comes to testing, results can be reliable because many of the variables are removed.
- It is portable with the four 6V batteries fully enclosed in the base, there is no need to plug it in.
- It is sturdy, made from tough materials.
- It is easy enough to use that even young students can work independently.
- And it looks great which adds to the classroom excitement when doing project work.”
The Power Anchor comes with five classroom ready STEM projects which all use the Power Anchor to control and test the project.
What is the Power Anchor?
Power Anchor includes tether cables and hand controls (4 x 6V batteries not included) $950
Full set of 5 Teaching Resource Packs $450 ($185 each if bought separately)
Equipment: Scissors, screwdriver, Power Anchor, teacher resource pack $185, Class pack 30 students $390.
Concepts: speed, acceleration, velocity ratio, power, terminal velocity.
Equipment: Rasping file, hot glue, soldering iron, Power Anchor, teacher resource pack $185, Class pack parts 25 students $240, class pack modelling foam 25 pieces $95.
Concepts: speed, acceleration, aerodynamics, terminal velocity.
Equipment: Scissors, hot glue, soldering iron, Power Anchor, teacher resource pack $185, Class pack 25 students $255.
Concepts: lift, ground effect.
Equipment: Scissors, hot glue, soldering iron, Power Anchor, teacher resource pack $185, Class pack 25 students balsa sticks and sheets $185, class pack of parts 25 students wheels/axels/motors/propellers $195.
Concepts: lift, drag, centre of mass, control surfaces, thrust.
Equipment: Screwdriver, hot glue, soldering iron, Power Anchor, teacher resource pack $185, Class pack 25 students Forex car parts cut to size (or templates for schools with CNC or Laser Cutter technology) $165, class pack of parts 25 students wheels/axels/motors/gears, gear box, spares $345.
Concepts: friction, power, gear ratio, acceleration, down force, drag.