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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...
These resources introduce the topic of PCB manufacture Engineering and Design & Technology. They 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 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.
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 nanotechnology,...
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.
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
This resource gets students to look at how a product could be redesigned to require less packaging. Companies are being encouraged to develop ‘environmentally-smart’ retail packaging design. In this activity, students are challenged to redesign a familiar product so that it has less (and more sustainable) packaging...
This is a set of resources that can be used to introduce Smart Materials and Metal Foams.
It contains an overview of shape memory alloys / polymers, electrochromic glass, piezoelectric transducers and actuators - with questions at the end.