Design and make a desk lamp
This project concentrates on the design and manufacture of lighting using simple electronics but with complex and functional part modelling. Students apply the tools in Autodesk Inventor to the challenging task of creating a virtual lamp design in parts, before manufacturing the product. Students will spend time considering function and target audience, before designing several unique solutions. They will then focus on particular parts of the product, considering how they might be made, what parts will interact with them and what off the shelf parts might be used to complete the product assembly. The project can be extended in the following ways: *Introducing 3D printing into part manufacture *Adapting designs for different users and applications *Science: the FE Analysis of a design for structural weaknesses and different material characteristics.
D&T concepts: *Developing a initial idea into a complex solution *CAD Modelling *CAM Manufacture *Simple electronic circuits
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- Scheme of work (teachers' notes)
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- Case study: Exceed your expectations