Patents Assigned to Economatics (Education) Limited
  • Patent number: 4650425
    Abstract: A system of technology teaching equipment including a support structure providing both horizontally and vertically disposed support areas with means for the removable attachment of components, the support areas including T-slots for the engagement of complementary parts of the components or of mounting brackets therefor, and/or for the engagement of the heads of respective fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignee: Economatics (Education) Limited
    Inventor: Jerome McGarry
  • Patent number: 4548584
    Abstract: A mobile device to be connected to a home microcomputer is arranged to facilitate and encourage experimentation by the user. The device is largely made from construction kit ports, facilitating modifications and additions to its structure. Drive is provided by stepper motors, with one digital output pulse from the computer causing one increment of motor rotation. This simplifies programming by the user, especially if one pulse is arranged to cause a turn through an integer fraction of a right angle. The device carries a circuit board to which sensors on the device are connected by individual plugs and sockets, enabling one to be disconnected without disturbing the others. An interface board intermediately between the mobile device and the computer collates several cables from the computer parts into one cable leading to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Economatics (Education) Limited
    Inventor: Max F. Townsend