Industrial processes rely on PLCs to control everything from water treatment to nuclear power stations. Our organisation uses hardware rigs to assemble, measure and check components and allows candidates to watch the programs being excicuted and observe the results of making changes to the code.See the rigs in...
Mini Map Makers is creating a Poster for STEM and STEAM for Cartography. How Cartography interacts with the elements! This is working progress and a draft copy will be out soon!
This Product Design project is based on the work of London designer, Paul Cocksedge. Pupils manufacture a stretched Vinyl record, a stand, brand logo and a carry case. The project has been developed further using electronics using the stretched record as a cone surrounding a bluetooth speaker and using LED lighting...
This is a presentation that I use to introduce the topic of robots in Unit 1 for L2 BTEC 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.This can also be used for KS3 engineering / D&T lessons.
This is a presentation that I use to introduce the topic of sustainability for Unit 1 L2 BTEC Engineering.It contains an overview of 5 R', some industry examples and a number of short activities for the students to try.
Here are some resources that I have used when teaching 1st and 2nd point perspective.
This is a set of resources that I use to introduce the Smart Materials and Metal Foams section of Unit 1 for L2 BTEC Engineering.It contains an overview of shape memory alloys / polymers, electrochromic glass, piezoelectric transducers and actuators - with questions at the end.
This is set of resources that I use to introduce the topic of PCB manufacture for Unit 1 L2 BTEC Engineering.It contains an overview of the different stages of PCB manufacture and a brief explanation of surface mount technology. The question sheet can be used alongside the presentation.
This is a set of resources that I have created to support introducing lean manufacturing for Unit 1 - L2 BTEC Engineering.The resources are a presentation going over Kaizen, Poke Yoke and Just in Time and 2 question sheets.