Students will continue to develop their electronic skills by the circuit board for a speaker that can connect via an audio jack. They will learn about specific components as well as resistor calculations. The project will promote specialist hand skills and techniques during the soldering process. Once completed, the case for the speaker will be created to house the internal components safely and securely. During this project, both wood and plastic will be used to further develop the working properties of each material.
This is the process by which a connection is made from component to circuit.
The Printed Circuit Board is what holds all the components in the correct place so our electronic devices work as they should.
This is the material needed to join component to PCB. It is heated up and applied to the join and left to cool.
The equipment needed for soldering. The tip gets hot and melts the solder in place.
If a mistake with the soldering happens, a de-soldering iron can be used to remove the incorrect soldering joint.
Resistors are used to reduce current flow within a circuit.
A device that stores electrical energy in an electric field within a circuit.
An IC is a collection of electronic components: resistors, transistors, capacitors, all integrated into a tiny chip.
Students will be able to develop their hand skills and their ability to work with small tolerances and to more in depth detail and quality.
Students will be working in small groups which promote teamwork and accountability; these are useful life skills that can be used in all aspects of life.
Students will learn about the working properties of variety of metals which include some ferrous, non ferrous and metal alloys. They will study different metal manufacturing techniques including milling and casting. The practical element of this project will be to design and make a mould for pewter to be cast in. They will produce a small metal ornament by heating up and casting the pewter themselves. Students will also learn about a conductive paint that could be incorporated into the future of electronics.
A material made from two or more constituent materials with different physical or chemical properties. When combined they produce a material with different characteristics.
The process of checking work to make sure it is of a good quality.
Metals that contain iron and are magnetic.
Metals that do not contain iron are are not magnetic.
A manufacturing process that pours molten or liquid material into a mold to cool, set and create an object of shape.
A mixture of at least two metals combines together to produce a new material, usually one that is stronger.
A company that provides a paint that can carry an electric current due to its carbon content.
Students will be working with metal and looking at how manufacturing takes place at an industrial level.
Students can compare and contrast their own designs with others in the workshop. They will be able to peer assess each other's work to develop their own skills by drawing inspiration from those around them.
Students will be introduced to a real life design brief. This project will guide the students through the process of getting a product to market from start to finish through the completion of a design portfolio. It includes conducting some initial research into a gap in the market, studying materials to make the most appropriate selection and then the opportunity to design and make it. Students will then be able to produce some design ideas that meet the requirements of the client they have chosen. Going through the development of a product through listening to a client's needs and wants will develop their ability to listen to problems and design a product that solves a problem.
A material that is about 100 times stronger than the strongest steel and it conducts heat and electricity very efficiently and is nearly transparent.
Of silver color, low density, and high strength. Titanium has a very high resistant to corrosion.
A metal foam is a cellular structure consisting of a solid metal (usually aluminium) with gas-filled pores comprising a large portion of the volume. This can advance the materials properties.
A material of nano scale dimensions.
A smart material that changes its properties when it comes into contact with moisture.
A smart material that changes its properties when there is a change in temperature.
A smart material that changes its properties when an electrical current is passed through it.
A smart material that changes its properties when it comes into contact with UV light.
Materials that are able to change their properties when an external stimuli changes, such as stress, heat, moisture and others
A modern material is a material that has been engineered to have improved properties.
Students will be working to a real life brief which will give them experience on how designers work in industry. As well as this, the design museum manufactures and sells the best ideas from previous student entries in their shop and donate the profits to charity.
Students will develop a better understanding of how design work is conducted in industry, and they should appreciate what it takes to get some of the products they own manufactured.