TECH CLUB

This year has again seen good attendance to our after school Technology Club. The year 7 students have been making all manner of products, including up-cycling an old vinyl record amplifier and building a wooden mobile phone stand. The students have also made suspended moving toys and an acrylic Christmas decoration. A big well done to the students.

 

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'My automaton and me'

 

8C students have been studying mechanical systems in their technology course and learning how linkages, cranks, cams and followers and other devices can be used to make automata.

They have designed and made their own mechanism with a fun character output - as can be seen in the accompanying photos.

 

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Year 9 Computer Aided Design (CAD) Work

 

Year 9 learners were given the brief to design a medal suitable to be presented to the Olympic Torchbearers that carried the flame through Pontefract. The slides below show three examples of the work done.

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Year 11 GCSE Product Design - coursework assignment.

 

Year 11 pupils have recently completed their GCSE practical assignments based upon the design of low voltage decorative lighting systems. All of the designs are original and fully functional.

'LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTING SYSTEMS'

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Year 8 Structures and Mechanisms project.

 

In this assignment pupils learn how to design and build a light weight but rigid structure which can be made into the chassis for a propeller driven buggy. They also study electric motors and make a mechanical system to power their buggies which are then tested by being raced.

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