CRT Monitor Fish Tank

Design Brief: To create an enclosure using a disused computer monitor for the purpose of providing an artificial habitat for marine wildlife, essentially a fish tank. The tank will feature lights for illumination at night and a filter to help keep the tank clean.

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 …

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Egg Drop Experiment

We had to design and construct a device that would allow an egg to fall from appoximately 4 metres without cracking. It had to be less than 300x300x300mm with 50% of the egg visible and the lighter weight the better. There was a huge range of different designs and some of the really complex ones …

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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 …

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Design Workbook Stuff

I picked up a SMC Pentax-A 1:2 50mm Prime lens off ebay. I haven’t really had a chance to use it but I had a go at photographing some of the concept stuff in my design workbook. I find the photos of my artwork better than the actual artwork, haha. Thought I’d post them here …

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