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Fixperts

Fixperts is an award-winning, hands-on learning programme that challenges young people to use their imagination and skills to create ingenious solutions to everyday problems. The programme is equally relevant to design and technology, engineering and as a STEM enrichment activity.  

This set of resources can...

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 nanotechnology,...

Refocussing Assessment in D&T

This resources uses 5 key questions to develop a rationale for assessment within D&T. Through answering each question, the responses are intended to support, challenge or structure department discussions on your own assessment in D&T in your school.

  • What does it mean to be a successful student...

Wooden Seesaw

This resource from Boxford describes the production of a wooden seesaw using CAM technology. A CAD file is provided for the project and a photograph shows the use of triangulation of cross structure in the making of the product. Safety issues and features are discussed and the advantages of using this design over a...

Toolbox

This resource from Boxford describes a toolbox project produced using CAD/CAM. Exemplar CAD files are included. The tool box is made from Corriflex and an explanation is given of its advantages and uses as a material. The toolbox is shown produced as a net using CD software. Different coloured lines show the...

Toolholder A1

This resource from Boxford describes the development of a holder for tools needed for an A1 and A1 M CNC router. Exemplar CAD files are provided for CAM output and production. The reasons for the project are described and the importance of keeping track of tools is explained. Materials, cutting tools and machine...

Toolholder A3

This resource from Boxford describes the development of a holder for tools needed for an A3 and A3M CNC router. Exemplar CAD files are provided for CAM output and production. The reasons for the project are described and the importance of keeping track of tools is explained. Materials, cutting tools and machine...

Wind Tunnel

This resource from Boxford describes the manufacture of a small wind tunnel suitable for use in conjunction with the Scalextric 4 Schools competition. It includes CAD files and pictures of the assembled wind tunnel. The design features of the wind tunnel are outlines and consideration is given to how it is used,...

Winners Podium

This resource from Boxford describes how a project to display large items can be made using the accuracy and build quality of CAD/CAM. It contains a description of the project, exemplar CAD files. Photographs show the finished winners’ podium, the wheels for moving it and the internal support beams. Sizes for the...

Work Shelf

This resource from Boxford describes the creating of a set of shelves using CAD files and a CNC router. It contains a description of the development of the shelving, and a collection of CAD files for the project. Photographs show the shelving before and during use. Different uses are then shown such as tool storage...

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