This is a small quick project I use in my after school Engineering club for Yr9 students (13year olds). As with all my instructables its achievable by all and results in a quality product that works well. It only takes 1-2 hours to make depending on ability of student, this makes it a real confidence builder.
This project was used as part of a enterprise activity where students made various products to sell on a market stall, this was to raise funds to finance an electric car they wanted to build.
By making an aluminium keyring KS4 GCSE students will learn and apply knowledge in a practical situation. This knowledge covers accurate use of the measurement dials on the X axis of a metal lathe, how to accurately drill to a given depth, chamfer and face off a component. This project was used as part of a enterprise activity where students made various products. By using this project in their enterprise activity students gain entrepreneurial skills and begin to see the link between time to make / materials cost Vs sale price.
Step 1: Working Drawing
A working drawing is a 2D drawing that shows you the dimensions needed to make a product or component.