2018 Design and Technology – New Parts Manufacture Service for Students

February 1st, 2018 → 5:59 am @

    2018 Design and Technology – New Parts Manufacture Service for Students   As you would be aware, parts manufacturing for your Major Design Project can be subcontracted out, as long as this is clearly stated in your Design and Technology Folio. There are many reasons why you might want to subcontract out the […]


2018 Design and Technology- Producing a video for your Major Design Project

January 31st, 2018 → 5:47 am @

             2018 – Producing a video for your Major Design Project There is an old saying “A picture is worth a thousand words”. A well prepared Design and Technology Video will greatly assist you. Now that you have determined what you will make, for your Major Design Project, the use […]


2018 Design and Technology Projects-How to decide what to manufacture.

January 22nd, 2018 → 12:44 am @

          How to decide what to Manufacture for your Design and Technology Project     Design and Technology Project – Hints and Tips Ok, so you have reached that stage in your Design and Technology education that you need to come up with a Major Design Project. No matter if you […]


Finding new and recycled materials for your Major Design Project

June 29th, 2016 → 12:58 am @

When it comes to a student’s Major Design Project, a frequently asked question  in many of the emails I receive is, “Where will I be able to purchase………………………..” and “How much is my Major Design Project likely to cost?” Two issues face students. Where will I find the material I need and how do I calculate how […]


Influence of Colour on Your Project

June 27th, 2016 → 7:36 am @

In our world, people are influenced more by colour than one would first think. Why is this statement of importance to Design and Technology students? Believe it or not, markers and assessors are human and accordingly are influenced by the colour of your Major Design Project. Science, and experimental studies, as far back as the […]


Use Cad in your Design and Technology Folio

June 15th, 2016 → 2:22 pm @

The catch cry of students is that it is too hard to learn CAD (Computer- aided- design) to include it in their folios. What can be gained by using CAD?  Years ago many organisations had drawing offices which rolled out all their drawings on drawing paper and reproduced them by copying. If you made any […]


Proof reading your Design and Technology Folio

May 23rd, 2016 → 5:09 am @

One of the services Design and Technology Students have found invaluable, is my Design and Technology Mentoring Program. Check out my website www.designandtechhelp.com for further details of how you can have your own Design and Technology Teacher to provide direct feedback and constructive criticism of your Folio work. Students are encouraged to send each section […]


Design and Technology safe practice while constructing your Major Design Project

May 21st, 2016 → 4:33 am @

In your Design and Technology Folio you are required to show you have complied with the reverent workshop safety requirements. Bold statements are sometimes made in Design and Technology Folios how they have met the safety standards relating to that states safety laws. In the process of showing how the product was manufactured, the student […]


Design and Technology 2013

February 23rd, 2013 → 6:13 am @

  DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY MENTORING PROGRAMME I have again this year had a number of students enroll in the  Design and Technology Mentoring Programme. As always there are a large range of Good ideas being developed. Each year there seems to be  common themes of questions, students ask about their Major Design Projects. As you […]


Good luck in the HSC Design and Technology final Examination 2011

October 24th, 2011 → 11:13 am @

It’s been another busy year with the online Design and Technology Mentoring Program. It really keeps me very busy reading all those draft Folios at night and the large range of innovation being produced is truly wonderful. I thank you for your patience as on some occasions due to family matters I have not been […]