The Star of Byzantium

This Problem Solving with Industry module was devised by the Centre for Science Education in collaboration with Willis Carroon North Limited and South Yorkshire Police. In this module the problem is to choose the most appropriate electronically-controlled security system that will reduce the risk of the theft of a very valuable diamond, so that it can be insured.

* Task 1 – finding out about the range of devices available and making some decisions about which might be used in a new security system.
* Task 2 – drafting a preliminary report on the findings.
* Task 3 – compiling a list of what the new system is going to need based on a file of information.
* Task 4 - investigating the use of truth tables as a means of describing the function of networks of logic gates.
* Task 5 - designing the new security system and preparing a presentation on the plans.
* Task 6 - making a short presentation of the findings and plans for the new security system.

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