Classroom Activity
Ratios and Proportions
Creating Functions to Control the Pointer/Power Pulley

Student groups will construct a function to automate the Pointer/Power Pulley to move a toy truck up a ramp. The students will be given information about the motor including pictures of the gears. The function they construct should input the distance the the operator wants the truck to travel and output the "steps" the motor needs to turn to do the job.

Authors: Robert Chaney
Activity Created: Sinclair Community College 2005

Participant Handout | Facilitator Notes | gear box for 010 motor.pdf | gear box for 014 motor.pdf
Calculator Programs
WINCH (This program also requires POIPIVST, DCUINIT, plus the list LPOI )