Tuesday, 24 October 2017
CCHS News

Technology & Enterprise

Technology: Students Build School Resources

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This year our Year 11 ICT Certificate 2 students were fortunate to be given the task to build a top spec PC for use by our senior school 3D Design, Photography and ICT classes.

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Laser Cutting in the Curriculum

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By Mr Steven Bishop, Design & Technology teacher

Clarkson Community High School takes great pride in always being on the cutting edge of new technologies. Back in 2014, we were one of the first schools to invest in 3D printing technologies on an industrial scale, now boasting seven high-end machines around the school and in our maker space printing with materials such as carbon fibre and polycarbonate.

Last year saw the introduction of laser technologies to our Technical Graphics courses in the form of an industrial laser cutting machine. Therefore, as introduction to the 2017 Year 12 Design Course, students were asked to design and manufacture a set of six drink coasters and a suitable holder to store them.

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Now That's a Wheely Good Project!

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Year 12 Automotive students, along with their teacher Steven Bishop, have been busy designing and building an interesting new vehicle named “Black Betty” - a cross between a child’s roaster trike and a motorised quad bike.

Students came up with the design after finding an old trike in our school shed and a teacher donated a non-functioning quad bike.  After some initial planning, the class took to dismantling their finds and began to re-engineer them to work together.

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