Making your own solar panels

November 18th, 2009 → 10:50 pm @

Making your own solar panels As most people are aware solar panels are relatively expensive. I was interested in installing solar panels on my home to generate energy and to reduce costs. For about 5 years I have experimented with commercially made solar panels powering small lights for my courtyard and charging batteries for radios. […]


New Wind Turbine

November 17th, 2009 → 9:28 pm @

This video presentation is of a commercially constructed wind generator but it is not impossible to construct your own as a Major Design Project. A quick look around the internet reveals many DIY sites which would be useful for quality research. You would need to assess the following; what is the electrical load of the […]


Solar Panels

November 17th, 2009 → 9:16 pm @

At some stage you may wish to power your Design and Technology project idea with Solar Panels. See my other blog/article about make your own solar panels


Proof Reading Your Folio

November 17th, 2009 → 6:49 pm @

Editing and Proof Reading your Major Design Project Folio                     Your Design and Technology Teacher should not be the person who corrects your grammar or spelling in your Folio. Students need to have someone at home, to proof read your drafts to eliminate any possible errors […]


Power House Museum

November 15th, 2009 → 5:08 pm @

Each year the best, most innovative Major Design Projects from all over New South Wales are displayed at the Power House Museum. You really need to get along and view the collection of Major Design Projects. Have a look at the precise way in which projects were developed and how they have been recorded in […]


Students build a house

November 15th, 2009 → 5:02 pm @

These students are learning from the ground up, all about how to construct a domestic residence. Design and Technology students are able to present unique designs as a Major Design Project in their final year. The experience of being involved in a project like this provides valuable education and research for the project. If you […]


High School Students Build Boat

November 15th, 2009 → 4:54 pm @

High School Students build a Boat. A range of good quality projects have been manufactured from cardboard by Design And Technology students over the years. An interesting project showing how school students had to construct a boat from cardboard and duct tape. Each boat had to successfully move one high school student across a small […]


Why put off buying all the parts you need!

November 15th, 2009 → 3:43 pm @

Make it your business to buy the parts you need for your Major Design Project. Why is it that students put off buying all the parts they need for their project. Is it that students think you can build Major Design Project with no funds??????????? Are you living in the hope of finding things left […]