At the end of January a team from Kitronik participated in Fernwood School's Design Day! Geoff
, Aaron and Kevin
joined other technology professionals from Dyson, Triumph Motorcycles
, Bloodhound SSC
, CBP Architects, Jaguar/Land Rover and Nottingham Trent University
. The aim of the day was to provide the Year 9 students with a taste of real life industrial practice. Our team provided challenges for pupils.
Activities for the pupils included CAD design and soldering. Pupils got to choose from a selection of electronics kits
from the Kitronik range. They learned how to solder the kit before designing a mounting plate for that kit, writing instructions for making their design and then photographing the finished item!
The year 9 students were also presented challenges from Dyson and Triumph which involved product design. There were also cookery tasks organised by Wheatcroft Foods. Some pupils worked on a mural designed by Graffiti artist Peter Barber
which is recorded in a cool time lapse
The students produced some interesting and novel designs including this easel style shade for the Colour Changing USB Lamp Kit
Colour Changing USB Lamp Kit
...and this mounting for the Kitronik Dice Project Kit, both designs use laser cut Perspex from the Kitronik Material Range.
Dice Project Kit
The whole day was a great success and has been written up by Fernwood School and the Nottingham Evening Post and you can see the highlights in this compilation video posted by Fernwood School on You Tube.
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