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Design & Technology SuperLab

Design & Technology SuperLab is built over a decade of content creation and iterations in authentic learning environment to help you design and create successful projects with step-by-step picture, text, animations and video (with subtitle) illustrations.

 

The series has been used in school teaching, student project works and individual self-learning in Asia and Europe.

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Mechanisms SuperLab
Structures SuperLab

Specifications

Suitable for

Teachers

  • More than 1,000 original videos with subtitles, animations, photos and illustrations spanning across nearly 1,000 pages of course materials;

  • Ready materials help to save at least 70% of time and effort to build lessons, simulations and activities;

  • Expert tips and tricks, step-by-step guides and ready project components/kits to give head-starts, and increase confidence and success rate of designing and making creative projects.

Learners

  • Acquire extensive knowledge through fundamental illustrations and videos, and everyday applications;

  • Aid visualisation and facilitate application of concepts;

  • Generate countless creative ideas from the substantial examples with videos, animations and construction tips;

  • Construct with jigs, pre-cut parts and exact original components featured;

  • Build your design journal using the step-by-step templates.

 

Makers

  • Create projects from scratch with the step-by-step video guides;

  • Expert tips and tricks on enhancing the making experience and outcome.

DESIGN JOURNAL

Planning

Gantt Chart

Research Plan

Design Brief

Situation | Brief | Analysis

Primary Research

Design Specifications

Generating Ideas

Initial Ideas

Ideation Techniques

Selection

 

Developing Ideas

Primary Research

Secondary Research

Costing the Project

Sketching and Drawing

Orthographic Drawings

Pictorial Drawings

Computer-aided Drawings

Mock-up

Flow Chart

Development Sheet

Modelling

Planning Sheet

Manufacturing Diary

Manufacturing Plan

Cutting List

Available Forms of Materials (Wood, Metal, Plastics, Paper Stock)

Realising the Prototype

Technology

Producing a Full-Size Solution

Industrial Practices | Control Systems | QC & QA | Evaluation & Testing

MATERIALS

Introduction to Materials

Physical Properties

Mechanical Properties (toughness, durability, strength, hardness, elasticity, etc.)

Properties and Uses

Woods (Natural Timer, Processed Wood)

Metals (Ferrous Metal, Non-ferrous Metal & Alloys) 

Plastics (Thermoplastics, Thermosets)

Compliant Materials (paper, cardboard, etc.)

MECHANISMS SUPERLAB

Designing

Introduction
Designing
Box/Frame
The Bit on Top

Backdrop

Mechanisms

Introduction | Applications | Marking Out | Making

Cams

Gears

Cranks

Pulleys

Linkages

Levers

Ratchets

Extension

Introduction | Marking Out | Making

Cam Followers

Handles
Shafts
Shaft Supports
Connecting Rods
Springs
Friction
Fixing Techniques

Resources

Worksheets

Templates

References

ELECTRONICS SUPERLAB

Control Systems

Systems (Open-loop, Closed-loop, etc.)

Electronics (Materials, Concepts, Components)

Pneumatics

Products and Applications

Manufacturing Processes

Quality and Production

Health and Safety

Electronics

Introduction | Circuits | Components | Soldering | Installing

Audio Amplifier
Light
Logic Alarm
Radio

Water Level Alarm

Timer

Extension

Vacuum Forming

Packaging

Resources

Worksheets

Templates

References

STRUCTURES SUPERLAB

Introduction to Structures

Types of Structure

Roof Trusses

Warren Truss

Howe Truss

Monocoque Structures

Beams

Forces Acting Upon a Structure

Bending

Tension

Compression

Torsion

Shearing

Structural Failure

Factor of Safety

Project Kits

Online ordering of jigs, pre-cut parts, project kits and featured electronics component kits is available to start projects right away.

Design Journal
Materials
Electronics SuperLab
Mechanisms SuperLab
MSL - Sanding
MSL - Judo
MSL - Crank
Electronics SuperLab
ESL - How To Solder
ESL - Packaging
ESL - Insulation