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Design Briefs for Resistant Materials

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Design Briefs for Resistant Materials The following list of possible projects is provided as a starting point for candidates. Candidates may use them, adapt them or devise their own. 1. A jewelry shop owner would like you to design and make an exciting display to sell sports watches. He would like you to produce a presentation board of your ideas before making the prototype, which is to be manufactured for all shops in the same chain. (You might use CAM to repeat a set of interlocking parts.) 2. Puppets have been used as a form of entertainment throughout history. Children gain a great deal of pleasure from making the puppet work, enabling the device to take on different personalities. A local museum has shown an interest in the historic value of a live puppet theatre. Design and make a small range of puppets and a small puppet theatre that will enable ease of transportation. 3. Many young people with learning difficulties can benefit from activity products. Using a range of materials and techniques, design a product that will be of some educational value to a child with learning difficulties. ...read more.

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9. A manufacturer of storage systems wishes to commission a new series of products that will be aimed at the higher quality end of the market. You are asked to design the range and make up several products, paying attention to style, colour, quality and ergonomic efficiency. Consideration should also be given to the promotion of the product, using special display packaging. 10. A gift shop sells quality gifts that vary in price and complexity to suit customers. Some of the gifts are animated or have moving parts to add interest. Design and make a range of matching or related products aimed at teenagers or adults that could be batch produced for sale in the gift shop. Design Briefs for Systems and Control The following list of possible projects is provided as a starting point for candidates. Candidates may use them, adapt them or devise their own. 1. A local pet shop wishes to sell a range of devices that will automatically feed small-cage pets (such as rabbits, gerbils, mice etc) when their owners are away for the weekend. ...read more.

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8. A small electronics firm wishes to develop a range of alarm systems for particular groups of people. Design and make a prototype suitable for development by the company. 9. Pupils in Nursery or Primary Schools use play as a means of learning. Such activity often involves using educational toys. Design and make a suitable learning toy for a child that uses some form of action or moving parts. 10. The manager of a local 'super store' has asked you to design a promotional display for the entrance to the store that can be used to promote a product of your choice. The display needs to be interactive, so it will operate when someone enters the store or stands in front of the display. You have been asked to design and make a working model of this, to show how it will work. 11. A primary school is collecting aluminium drink cans for charity. To reduce storage space it is necessary to check if the can is made of steel and then to crush it flat. Design and make a device that will allow the pupils to carry out this task and provide some form of reward. ? C. Jeffcoate 2002 ? C. Jeffcoate 2002 ...read more.

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