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Mechanical Engineering

This range of Mechanical Engineering training solutions equipment is suitable for a range of Engineering Science topics such as the study of forces, moments, friction, torsion, deflection of beams and cantilevers and more. Users take the baseboard and follow the supplied worksheets to teach at levels 3 and 4 of the UK syllabus map. Also in this section are solutions specifically designed to teach typical electronic engineering topics such as microcontroller systems for engineers.

Find out more about our curriculum mapping and the levels of UK education.

Level 3

Picture of Intermediate electrical and electronic engineering

This kit, with its accompanying 70 page workbook, is intended to reinforce the learning that takes place in the classroom or lecture room for intermediate level courses such as the BTEC National (QCF ...

Picture of Standard PICmicro starter pack

If you want to get started with the E-blocks system then we offer a Starter pack that contains all the core blocks you need. The E-blocks Starter Pack contains a USB PICmicro Multiprogrammer (with ...

Picture of Standard Arduino starter pack

If you want to get started with the E-blocks system, then we offer a starter pack that contains all the core blocks you need.

The E-blocks Arduino starter pack contains the E-Blocks A...


Picture of Automatics essentials solution

This solution provides a complete introduction to pneumatic circuit design and construction. The comprehensive selection of components works together with the included curriculum courseware and teach...

Picture of Automatics electro-pneumatics add-on

The electro-pneumatics kit is intended to supplement the Automatics Essentials solution by adding a selection of electrically operated valves and sensors. Together with the included curriculum worksh...

Picture of Automatics control add-on kit

The control add-on kit is intended to supplement the Automatics Essentials solution by adding a powerful programmable controller and a selection of sensors and solenoid valves.
This allows stu...


Picture of Linear and rotational dynamics kit

The linear and rotational dynamics kit includes a dynamic track, handheld datalogger with LCD screen and a range of sensors and accessories that allow students and teachers to carry out a range of exp...

Picture of Arduino development centre with printed base plate

If you are looking for a simple and rugged development environment for Arduino projects then the HP9769 is ideal for you. Suited to those new to microcontrollers, switches, LEDs and LCD screens, th...

Picture of Forces kit

This kit includes a set of different plastic shapes which fit onto a work panel for experiments in centres of gravity of two-dimensional objects. It also includes pulleys, weights and a magnetic pr...


Picture of Moments kit

This kit includes a rigid beam for experiments in the principle of moments, extending to levers and beams. It shows the three main lever types (1st, 2nd and 3rd order) and includes an L shape plate...

Picture of Deflection of beams and cantilevers kit

This kit includes different beams and fixing blocks. The fixing blocks work as clamps or knife-edge supports. They hold the beams in different ways, such as a cantilever, simply supported, fixed (e...

Picture of Torsion of circular sections kit

This kit includes different circular section specimens and adjustable chucks which fit on to a work panel for experiments in torsion. Students fix the specimens in the chucks and apply weights to a...


Picture of Tensile tester kit

This kit includes specimens of different materials, which fit onto a work panel to show students the principles of tensile tests. Students use the tensile tester to stretch the specimens to destruc...

Picture of Simple harmonic motion kit

This kit includes different pendulums and a spring which fit onto a work panel to show students the principles and use of simple harmonic motion. Students test different pendulums and a spring to s...

Picture of Friction and inclined plane kit

This kit includes parts which fit on to a work panel to show experiments in friction and forces on a flat or inclined plane. The plane has an inclinometer and adjustment to allow the student to set...


Picture of Potential and kinetic energy kit

This kit includes a pendulum, a spring and a flywheel which fit onto a work panel for experiments in potential and kinetic energy. Students test each part to discover the difference between potenti...

Picture of Drive systems kit

This kit includes three different drive systems, which fit on to a work panel, to show their relative advantages and disadvantages. Students test a universal coupling, a belt drive and a chain driv...

Picture of Cam crank and toggle kit

This kit includes a crank and slider, which fit onto a work panel, to show the relative forces during crank motion. It also includes four popular cam shapes to show their different characteristics....


Picture of Gear trains kit

This kit includes a selection of different gears which fit on to a work panel for experiments to find their unique characteristics. The gears include Spur Gears, a Bevel Gear and a Worm Drive. The ...

Picture of Simple mechanisms kit

This kit includes three popular mechanisms which fit on to a work panel for experiments in conversion of motion from linear to rotary or rotary to linear. These include the Scotch Yoke (sometimes c...

Picture of Standard ARM starter pack

If you want to get started with the ARM processor and E-blocks then this kit of circuit boards with an ARM development board is what you need. The E-blocks ARM Starter Pack contains a USB ARM devel...


Picture of Standard AVR starter pack

If you want to get started with the E-blocks system then we offer a Starter pack that contains all the core blocks you need. The E-blocks Starter Pack contains an AVR multiprogrammer board with AVR...

Picture of Deluxe PICmicro starter pack

If you want to create more advanced projects or if you want to learn how to develop systems with more than one microcontroller then the deluxe PICmicro starter pack is the right choice. The E-block...

Picture of Deluxe Arduino starter pack

If you want to create more advanced projects or if you want to learn how to develop systems with more than one microcontroller, then the deluxe Arduino starter pack is the right choice. The E-Block...


Picture of Deluxe ARM starter pack

If you want to create more advanced projects or if you want to learn how to develop systems with more than one microcontroller then the deluxe ARM starter pack is the right choice. The E-blocks Del...

Picture of Deluxe AVR starter pack

If you want to create more advanced projects or if you want to learn how to develop systems with more than one microcontroller then the deluxe AVR starter pack is the right choice. The E-blocks Del...

Picture of Industrial sensor, actuator and control solution

This solution provides an introduction to the role of industrial controllers in engineering. The MIAC unit shipped with the solution is compatible with Flowcode and can also be used with third part...


Picture of Industrial sensor, actuator and control applications on panel

This solution provides an introduction to the role of industrial controllers in engineering. The MIAC unit shipped with the solution is compatible with Flowcode and can also be used with third part...

Picture of Standard dsPIC starter pack

If you want to get started with dsPIC programming and development then we offer a Starter Pack that contains all the core blocks you need. The E-blocks dsPIC Starter pack contains a dsPIC Ghost boa...

Picture of Deluxe dsPIC starter pack

If you want to create more advanced projects, or if you want to learn how to develop systems with more than one microcontroller then the deluxe dsPIC starter pack is the right choice. This E-blocks...


Picture of Spring Tester Kit

This versatile kit allows many experiments using different arrangements of its parts.  Students, teachers or lecturers fit the parts of the kit to the essential base unit to study or demonstra...

Picture of Pulley kit

This kit includes a wheel and axle with single, double and triple wheel or 'sheave' pulleys for experiments in mechanical advantage.  Students text fixed, movable and compound pulleys attached...

Picture of Bar linkages kit

This kit includes a selection of over 20 perforated bars of different lengths and pivots or 'joints' to allow students to create an unlimited choice of linkages.  Students assemble the bars an...


Picture of Centrifugal force kit

The centrifugal force kit includes a manually rotated frame with a low-friction cantilever linkage.  The frame has mounting positions for adjustable masses and a spring that applies a fixed fr...

Picture of Rotational friction kit

The rotational friction kit includes a screw jack (or 'jackscrew'), a wedge and different bearings.  It helps students understand how rotational friction affects the efficiency of popular mach...

Picture of Additional mechanisms kit

This kit includes two popular mechanisms for experiments in conversion of motion from one form to another.  These include the Geneva mechanism (sometimes called the Maltese Cross mechanism or ...


Picture of Complete mechanics

This kit includes all 18 of the mechanical experimentation kits stored in a mobile trolley.  This includes the study of forces, moments, friction, materials science, vibration, gears, pulleys,...


Level 4,5,6

Picture of Intermediate electrical and electronic engineering

This kit, with its accompanying 70 page workbook, is intended to reinforce the learning that takes place in the classroom or lecture room for intermediate level courses such as the BTEC National (QCF ...

Picture of Standard PICmicro starter pack

If you want to get started with the E-blocks system then we offer a Starter pack that contains all the core blocks you need. The E-blocks Starter Pack contains a USB PICmicro Multiprogrammer (with ...

Picture of Standard Arduino starter pack

If you want to get started with the E-blocks system, then we offer a starter pack that contains all the core blocks you need.

The E-blocks Arduino starter pack contains the E-Blocks A...


Picture of Automatics essentials solution

This solution provides a complete introduction to pneumatic circuit design and construction. The comprehensive selection of components works together with the included curriculum courseware and teach...

Picture of Automatics electro-pneumatics add-on

The electro-pneumatics kit is intended to supplement the Automatics Essentials solution by adding a selection of electrically operated valves and sensors. Together with the included curriculum worksh...

Picture of Automatics control add-on kit

The control add-on kit is intended to supplement the Automatics Essentials solution by adding a powerful programmable controller and a selection of sensors and solenoid valves.
This allows stu...


Picture of Linear and rotational dynamics kit

The linear and rotational dynamics kit includes a dynamic track, handheld datalogger with LCD screen and a range of sensors and accessories that allow students and teachers to carry out a range of exp...

Picture of Arduino development centre with printed base plate

If you are looking for a simple and rugged development environment for Arduino projects then the HP9769 is ideal for you. Suited to those new to microcontrollers, switches, LEDs and LCD screens, th...

Picture of Forces kit

This kit includes a set of different plastic shapes which fit onto a work panel for experiments in centres of gravity of two-dimensional objects. It also includes pulleys, weights and a magnetic pr...


Picture of Moments kit

This kit includes a rigid beam for experiments in the principle of moments, extending to levers and beams. It shows the three main lever types (1st, 2nd and 3rd order) and includes an L shape plate...

Picture of Deflection of beams and cantilevers kit

This kit includes different beams and fixing blocks. The fixing blocks work as clamps or knife-edge supports. They hold the beams in different ways, such as a cantilever, simply supported, fixed (e...

Picture of Torsion of circular sections kit

This kit includes different circular section specimens and adjustable chucks which fit on to a work panel for experiments in torsion. Students fix the specimens in the chucks and apply weights to a...


Picture of Tensile tester kit

This kit includes specimens of different materials, which fit onto a work panel to show students the principles of tensile tests. Students use the tensile tester to stretch the specimens to destruc...

Picture of Simple harmonic motion kit

This kit includes different pendulums and a spring which fit onto a work panel to show students the principles and use of simple harmonic motion. Students test different pendulums and a spring to s...

Picture of Friction and inclined plane kit

This kit includes parts which fit on to a work panel to show experiments in friction and forces on a flat or inclined plane. The plane has an inclinometer and adjustment to allow the student to set...


Picture of Potential and kinetic energy kit

This kit includes a pendulum, a spring and a flywheel which fit onto a work panel for experiments in potential and kinetic energy. Students test each part to discover the difference between potenti...

Picture of Drive systems kit

This kit includes three different drive systems, which fit on to a work panel, to show their relative advantages and disadvantages. Students test a universal coupling, a belt drive and a chain driv...

Picture of Cam crank and toggle kit

This kit includes a crank and slider, which fit onto a work panel, to show the relative forces during crank motion. It also includes four popular cam shapes to show their different characteristics....


Picture of Gear trains kit

This kit includes a selection of different gears which fit on to a work panel for experiments to find their unique characteristics. The gears include Spur Gears, a Bevel Gear and a Worm Drive. The ...

Picture of Simple mechanisms kit

This kit includes three popular mechanisms which fit on to a work panel for experiments in conversion of motion from linear to rotary or rotary to linear. These include the Scotch Yoke (sometimes c...

Picture of Standard ARM starter pack

If you want to get started with the ARM processor and E-blocks then this kit of circuit boards with an ARM development board is what you need. The E-blocks ARM Starter Pack contains a USB ARM devel...


Picture of Standard AVR starter pack

If you want to get started with the E-blocks system then we offer a Starter pack that contains all the core blocks you need. The E-blocks Starter Pack contains an AVR multiprogrammer board with AVR...

Picture of Deluxe PICmicro starter pack

If you want to create more advanced projects or if you want to learn how to develop systems with more than one microcontroller then the deluxe PICmicro starter pack is the right choice. The E-block...

Picture of Deluxe Arduino starter pack

If you want to create more advanced projects or if you want to learn how to develop systems with more than one microcontroller, then the deluxe Arduino starter pack is the right choice. The E-Block...


Picture of Deluxe ARM starter pack

If you want to create more advanced projects or if you want to learn how to develop systems with more than one microcontroller then the deluxe ARM starter pack is the right choice. The E-blocks Del...

Picture of Deluxe AVR starter pack

If you want to create more advanced projects or if you want to learn how to develop systems with more than one microcontroller then the deluxe AVR starter pack is the right choice. The E-blocks Del...

Picture of Standard dsPIC starter pack

If you want to get started with dsPIC programming and development then we offer a Starter Pack that contains all the core blocks you need. The E-blocks dsPIC Starter pack contains a dsPIC Ghost boa...


Picture of Deluxe dsPIC starter pack

If you want to create more advanced projects, or if you want to learn how to develop systems with more than one microcontroller then the deluxe dsPIC starter pack is the right choice. This E-blocks...

Picture of Spring Tester Kit

This versatile kit allows many experiments using different arrangements of its parts.  Students, teachers or lecturers fit the parts of the kit to the essential base unit to study or demonstra...

Picture of Pulley kit

This kit includes a wheel and axle with single, double and triple wheel or 'sheave' pulleys for experiments in mechanical advantage.  Students text fixed, movable and compound pulleys attached...


Picture of Bar linkages kit

This kit includes a selection of over 20 perforated bars of different lengths and pivots or 'joints' to allow students to create an unlimited choice of linkages.  Students assemble the bars an...

Picture of Centrifugal force kit

The centrifugal force kit includes a manually rotated frame with a low-friction cantilever linkage.  The frame has mounting positions for adjustable masses and a spring that applies a fixed fr...

Picture of Rotational friction kit

The rotational friction kit includes a screw jack (or 'jackscrew'), a wedge and different bearings.  It helps students understand how rotational friction affects the efficiency of popular mach...


Picture of Additional mechanisms kit

This kit includes two popular mechanisms for experiments in conversion of motion from one form to another.  These include the Geneva mechanism (sometimes called the Maltese Cross mechanism or ...

Picture of Complete mechanics

This kit includes all 18 of the mechanical experimentation kits stored in a mobile trolley.  This includes the study of forces, moments, friction, materials science, vibration, gears, pulleys,...


Testimonials

Levenmouth Academy:


"The staff at Matrix have been very helpful since the first tentative pricing inquiry. I have been given very honest and reliable advice about what products suit my needs and the national curriculum I am delivering, including what products I need and the ones I don't.

Follow-up customer care has been very impressive and on a personal level - if I have any technical queries Matrix have been only a phone call or an email away. I can thoroughly recommend the training courses offered for Flowcode, where the training materials were first class, delegates were very well looked after, and assistance was always available."


Graham Dick

 

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