A Project Storage Box

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1 Introduction and Research

  • Over the course of this year, you are going to be manufacturing numerous electronic and mechanical products.
  • To prevent loss or damage to your work, the outcome of this project is to produce an MDF box that you can use to store your work.
  • The aims of this project are:
    1. To introduce you to Computer Aided Design (CAD)
    2. To introduce you to Laser Cutting
    3. To introduce you to 3D manufacturing.

Document It

  • Download this file if you are using Markdown or this file if you are using Microsoft Word
  • Whenever this resource asks you to Document It you can record the evidence needed in the file, in the spaces provided.
  • Have a go now, and add in your name and form.

Learn It

  • To hold our projects for the year our box is going to need to meet the following criteria:
    1. Be no smaller than 150mm x 90mm x 50mm
    2. Cost no more than £5
    3. Must be stackable

Research It

  • Before we start any project we should always try and see what is already available on the market.
  • Use the web to see if you can find a couple of boxes that might be suitable.

Document It

  • You'll need to find images and use their URLs in your document. Ask your teacher if you're not sure how to do this.
  • You'll need to list advantages and disadvantages of the boxes.
  • Here's an example of what your document should look like.


Learn It

  • We need to pick a suitable material from which to produce our box.
  • The material must meet the following criteria
    1. Cost no more than £7 per square metre
    2. Can be cut on a laser cutter
    3. Can withstand mild bumps and knocks

Research It

  • Use the web to find a suitable material to use for your box.
  • Here are some materials that you might like to research:
    • Aluminium
    • Acrylic
    • MDF
    • Balsa wood
    • Cardboard
    • Steel
    • HIPs
    • Plywood

Badge It

  • To complete the badges you will need to click on the link at the bottom and complete the quiz. This will automatically badge your work.
  • You will need to be logged into www.bournetolearn.com to complete the badge.
  • Click on this link Storage box quiz