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Lean Manufacturing

This set of resources introduces the topic of lean manufacturing in Design & Technology and Engineering. The presentation covers Kaizen, Poke Yoke and Just in Time. 2 question sheets have also been created to test student understanding.
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06 March 2019

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New technologies in design and engineering

This presentation can be used to introduce new and disruptive technologies to engineering students. It was based on BTEC Engineering but would also be relevant to GCSE Design and Technology / engineering. It contains an overview of hydrogen fuel cells, optic fibres, blended wing bodies, surface...
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06 March 2019

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Sustainability in D&T

This is a presentation that I use to introduce the topic of sustainability for design and technology. It contains an overview of 5 R', some industry examples and a number of short activities for the students to try.
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06 March 2019

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The advantages and disadvantages of robotics in industry

This resource introduces the topic of robots in engineering. It contains an overview of different types of robots and sets up a debate amongst teams about the advantages and disadvantages of robots in industry
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06 March 2019

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VEX IQ Robotics Project

This collection of lesson resources supports students to design and build using VEX IQ kits, whilst learning about VEX IQ parts, programming the controller and key engineering terminology (such as chain drive, friction, gear ratio, motors). The challenges and learning are based on a US STEM...
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06 March 2019

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Electronic circuits and components

This classroom presentation and worksheet describe to students a number of supports the teaching of electrical circuits and components. It looks at parallel and series circuits and provides an overview of a number of components (E.g. switch, thermistor, light dependent resistor, motor, LED, bulb, speaker, buzzer...
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2010 to date

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Modelling a robot arm

In this activity students design and model a 3D robot arm. Robot arms are an example of a programmable system. They are used in a wide variety of industrial applications, ranging from loading machines to assembling cars, welding parts together and spray painting products. They are also used in applications such as...
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2010 to date

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3D Printing with Funky Foam

This resources provides instructions for a simple demonstration of how additive layer manufacturing (3D printing) works. It uses funky foam, scissors and pritt stick glue. However, could also use acrylic, cardboard or wood and cut the model sections using a laser cutter.
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04 March 2019

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Design and make projects to teach mechanisms

Produced by the Technology Enhancement programme (TEP), these materials help students to understand, design and prototype mechanisms (including levers, gears and linkages). The resource also supports students to work through some of the mathematical concepts involved in calculating gear ratio.Students are...
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1990 - 1999

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Plan your own scheme of work - Jamble

2 different versions of editable schemes of work, supporting the quick planning of lessons.
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28 February 2019

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