The students can choose either to make a desk light which is more functional, or a mood light which is more aesthetic. Check out the video to see how the magnetic switch adds extra awesomeness to the product.
Students will design and make either a functional or decorative light. The design process reflects how professional design engineers work by teaching students creative designing skills to produce a unique and original design idea, and then how to make a virtual prototype using 3D CAD software. To stretch and challenge the students the project introduces more advanced measuring and marking skills, metal fabrication and forming, the properties of thermo / thermosetting plastics and how to manipulate their properties to make the design. The students will be introduced into basic electronic components and will be required to neatly house the circuit in their lamp. Lastly the students are required to recall and apply prior learning and knowledge of using engineering machinery and joining methods.
This project costs approximately £2.50 per student
I have attached the project work sheets
Step 1: Creative Designing
- Sliced Peppers
- Sliced Oranges
- Any tropical fruit....sliced
- Architectural plants (see photos)
- Any other natural item that has a structure or pattern e.g. wood grain
If you look at the 'Ideas' page you can see that the design does not look like the inspiration image, this does not matter, the images are there to inspire shapes......there is no right or wrong here......if you end up with a design......mission accomplished :)