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D&T Lesson Idea: Origami Windmill

Materials: 1x Skewer 1x Straw 1x A4 piece of paper 300mm of sticky tape. Some type of box So the challenge is to build a wind powered device that lifts a pencil/pen the height of a desk. The fan is placed 500mm away with 3 speed settings. Ideally you want your design to work on …


CAD > Laser Cutter > Wood Lathe = ???

That’s not me in the pic but it’s pretty much the same object that I turned on the lathe today. Here’s a few things I learn’t that hopefully I won’t forget by writing them down. Cut diagonals into the end of the job to identify the centre point and give the spindle something to bite …