Design and Technology
My Own Personal Yellow Brick Road

Ok, my first post, no pressure then… I’m hoping to use this category in my site to keep a project diary, so you can look forward to reading my random thoughts and musings. Seriously though this project is, for me, the most daunting of the two to be completed this semester. I have little to no […]

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Hmmm… need to think about this one, there are so many aspects of this that I need to find out about: Components available – what cool things can I use to make my product more useful/interesting? Materials – what could I use to build it? Products already out there – what are they made of? […]


As our circuits were to be based around an PIC chip I thought it would be a good idea to find out what it is and what it does. Well PIC just stands for Programmable Integrated Circuit, which is great but I don’t know what an integrated circuit is yet! On surfing around I found […]

Setting up the Light Box

Right, Ok then, Eeeep… This originally sounded like Dean was asking me to something on par with “just run along to the nearest dragons lair and bring me back some rubies would you , oh and careful you don’t get scorched along the way”. Me? Make a PCB? From scratch? Right. First step, what is a […]

These are the initial criteria I have set out for my project, information has been drawn from the SKE17 project outline, sessions with Dean and my own thoughts: To produce a product that can be part of a batch production The product must include some mechanical or electronic or a combination of systems As the product […]

After trawling through several electronics sites and chatting with my insomniac husband (see Lights idea no. 4) I have come up with some cool design ideas that I feel, so far, answer my brief. They fall under two (somewhat disparate!) titles, Lights and Money Boxes. The first thing that came to mind when thinking about […]

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