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Fighting fires with the internet of things: Design and technology one hour activity

This one-hour lesson introduces the Internet of Things to students, through the context of fire fighting.

Students explore the user needs of a modern firefighter and how different Internet of Things technologies could improve their equipment and safety. Students investigate different products...

One Planet Packaging

These materials, from Waste Watch (part of Keep Britain Tidy), have been developed to make explicit links between sustainability and packaging for students following GCSE level design and technology courses. The scheme of learning includes suggested activities for five active learning sessions, supported by the...

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...

Textiles Template - Male

This resource from Boxford presents a laser cut template for use when producing textiles graphics. This template is for drawing males. The stencil can be produced using a laser cutter from the CAD file provided. Students are then able to use the template to speed up and enhance their textile based graphics work. A...

Textiles template - female

This resource from Boxford presents a laser cut template for use when producing textiles graphics. This template is for drawing females. The stencil can be produced using a laser cutter from the CAD file provided. Students are then able to use the template to speed up and enhance their textile based graphics work....

Sky Sign

This resource from Boxford describes a CNC routed sign project. Ideas for related activities are presented, such as colour schemes for signage and designing signs for people with handicaps. Issues to consider when manufacturing along with settings for machining are described. Safety considerations are discussed....

Owl Money Box

This resource from Boxford describes the design considerations and manufacture of a novelty money box. Exemplar CAD files are presented to facilitate manufacture of a product based on the shape of an owl and pictures of the finished product are shown. The history of piggy banks is outlined and images of a...

Circle Template

This resource from Boxford presents a CAD file for a circle template that can be used as a stencil or template when completing graphics based work. A brief description explains how students can use this to save time when completing their work. A photograph shows the finished laser cut stencil. An engraving of the...

How to design a mini keyring stand

This resource uses Fusion 360 to design and model a keyring stand for a smart phone. Students use simple sketching tools to either create their own design, or use the sample tutorial provided.

Where's the impact?

This resource looks at life-cycle analysis and how it is used to work out the environmental impact of different products.

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