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    • Workshop Technology at Hamilton's Fairfield Intermediate School
    • Technology Exposure
      • Yr 8 students - 18 lessons in the workshop
      • $8000 annual budget > $14/per student
      • 2009 - students built and modified kitset mechanical toys
      • 2010 - students build and personalise a small wooden cabinet
      • Weekly extension time for Technology teacher’s discretion
      1
      • Equipment pack: software, equipment, tools
      • Year long weekly extension class: 15 students
      • Outline: cardboard circuit board, basic components, theory (voltage, current resistance), breadboarding, programming, inputs & outputs, interfacing
      • Design & develop own µ C based project
      2
    • What have you learnt? 3
    • Highlights
      • Inventor Centre website
      • YENKA, PEBBLE
      • UK: buggies/t4 boards £30, 08M £1 NZ: buggies $150, 08M $6
      • Andrew’s breadboards, patchPCBs, download cables, PICangels
      • Sets of buggies, t4 boards, Rudolphs, power supplies
      • Printed manuals
      • Servos, 1w LEDs, BC337
      • System cards
      • Model 08M
      Image courtesy of Andrew Hornblo w 4
    • Challenges
      • Restricting students to manageable projects
      • Relatively tight timeframe
      • Costs
      • Student’s forgetting timetable
      • Home-made cheap vs bought-in quick reliable
      • Managing students/projects/problems (duplicate book)
      5
    • Tips
      • Orders under NZ$400 from UK avoid GST
      • Orders under £50 cost only £12 shipping
      • Have a go, learn with them, show them where to find help. Just be a really good signpost.
      • Make students responsible for their learning. If they forget classes, don’t chase them.
      • Kids can program in BASIC!
      • Carefully presented theory really helps them understand and think for themselves – teaching potential dividers was useful
      6
    • 2011
      • Replace Inventor Centre with small furniture making classes
      • All workshop students develop a 21 st century cabinet, incorporating µ C on cheap PCB/spiderboard?
      Bare PCB + 08 for £1? Image courtesy of Andrew Hornblow 7
    • Links
      • UK supplier tech-supplies.co.uk
      • PICAXE / PEBBLE picaxe.co.uk
      • Datasheets datasheetcatalog.com
      • Inv. Ctr. blog inventorcentre.blogspot.com
      • YENKA PICs www.yenka.com
      • Curious? [email_address]
      8