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 […]

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Pedestal Drill

January 7th, 2011 → 1:29 pm @

A very common machine in a school workshop is the Pedestal Drill. One of the advantages of using this type of drilling machine is that the hole you drill will be square to the job in two planes. It is very difficult to achieve this with a hand drill. The Pedestal Drill is easier to […]

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Anything is possible!

February 21st, 2010 → 11:10 am @

  Anything is possible! One of the questions I regularly receive from Design and Technology Students is asking my advice on the suitability of their proposed Major Design Project. Sometimes the ideas proposed are either going to need very expensive manufacturing equipment or processes which are not available to the average Design and Technology student […]

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Surface Finishing-Electroplating your Major Design Project

January 23rd, 2010 → 8:05 pm @

Students often choose to use mild steel for the manufacture of their Major Design Project. Mild steel tends to form rust after a very short time and really needs to have a protective surface finish applied. There are a number of surface preparations which include painting, electroplating to mention but a few. Many students may […]

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Quotes for printing and binding your Major Design Folio

November 29th, 2009 → 1:19 am @

When it comes time to have your Major Design Folio printed, seek the services of a professional printing company. It is a very competitive industry, so do not accept the first quote you receive. Get at least three quotes and you will usually find a very big difference in prices quoted. Any last minute printing […]

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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

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