Generating design ideas

There are many different ways to generate ideas to meet a specification/ design brief. Sometimes when our research doesn’t provide an obvious solution we can use idea generation techniques to help us. The video below is a variation on technique called “taking your pencil for a walk” which your teacher may have already demonstrated in class.

Bench to Table

Watch Jimmy design and build a convertible “Bench to Table.” Normally made from wood, he re-designed this project to be made from metal, starting with a small scale model to understand the action in the pivot points. He then made a profile in full scale before manufacturing they other components required and assembling the finished table.

S1 and S2 Tech

All S1 and S2 pupils have been added to MS Teams. We suggest downloading the app for a better experience than using web based version. For more info click here.

Which pupil/ class will get the highest score on our Kahoot Quizes – links can be found in Teams 🙂

Online Learning

Hello to all Tech pupils… a little update from the Tech Dep

All S1 and S2 pupils have now been added to a Microsoft team. From today (Monday 30/3/20) we will start to upload materials, tasks and quizzes for you to work on at home.

S3 pupils should already be part of a team and be continuing with their studies. If your teacher has not yet provided you with any directions don’t forget you can continue to practice your sketching skills or have a go at some past papers – click here

S4 to S6: We are still waiting on confirmation from the SQA on the exact details for 2019/2020 assessment. We will update you as soon as we know more. If you are planning on returning to the dept next year, you should also practice sketching or have a go at some past papers. 


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