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2019 Hands On Technology - Killara HS

  • 6 Apr 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 7 Apr 2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • Killara High School


HOT location & time:

Killara High School 6th & 7th April 2019

Saturday: Registration from 8:30, courses run: 9 - 4pm

Sunday: 9 - 1

Contact Owen Telfer for more details: 

HOT Details: 

Killara HOT 2019 detail final.pdf

    Workshop Details:

    River Pours - Playing with Recycled Timber and More -  $500

    Have you always wanted to know the Tips & Tricks of doing River Pours?  How to get rid of those pesky air bubbles in Pour on finishes?  Or how to achieve great finishes using recycled timber? What products and requirements for internal and external conditions?
    This workshop will give you all the Tips & Tricks and correct products to do River Pours and more.  By doing your own projects you will be loaded up with heaps of techniques for working with recycled and new timber for making unique woodwork projects.  You will gain Tips & Tricks on how to take very ordinary pieces of timber from fence palings to slab timber and turn them into one off masterpieces.  The plan is for you to bring manageable pieces of 2nd hand timber with you to play with over the two days.  We will do the pouring / Epoxy coating on Saturday and finishing on Sunday.
    We will provide you with a list of goodies (Do not sweat if you do not have timber – we can supply) and tools you will need to bring once advised you have selected our knowledgeable workshop.
    Practical Areas covered include:

    • River Pours in slab timber for Table Tops and wall features.
    • Re-purposing recycled timber including how to clean up fill cracks and finishing options.
    • High gloss pour On finish equivalent to 40 Plus coats of varnish.
    • Clear finishing timber with Clear System.
    • Theory areas covered as you work;
    • A safer way to Work using Bote Cote and other modern technology Epoxies & polyurethanes we will be playing with.
    • Properties of different types of Epoxies & Polyurethanes and why some are safer to use than others.
    • Heaps of Tips & Tricks for achieve good results filling holes, pouring Rivers and high gloss finishes.
    • Why coatings fail.
    • Gain ideas & skill to guide & assist Year 11 & 12 Wood & Industrial Technology students who are keen to look at projects outside the square.

    Autodesk AutoCAD Beginners Workshop outline - $350
    This training course will demonstrate the basics of using AutoCAD to create and print 2D and 3D drawings.
    During the course you will work through a task suitable for Stage 5/Preliminary Design and Technology focusing on architectural design and drafting. Exercises will be completed in:-
    ·      Understanding and using the Interface,
    ·      Using layers to help control your drawing,
    ·      Essential 2D drafting tools,
    ·      Inserting and editing text,
    ·      Creating, inserting and using blocks,
    ·      Dimensioning and annotation,
    ·      Hatching,
    ·      Understanding and using paper space, model space and viewports,
    ·      Line types and scales, 
    ·      ​Extracting a 3D view from your 2D drawing, and
    ·      How to set up and print your drawings.
    At the completion of the course, you should be ready to implement this task with your students, and successfully introduce them to basic AutoCAD 2D drafting. Basic resources will be provided assist you in the classroom.

    IoT (Internet of Things) Introduction (STEM) $450

    In this workshop you will be using an IoT device (e.g. a NodeMCU, EPS32) and a variety of sensors and output transducers. The workshop will include electronics, coding, problem-solving, building (soldering).

    You will learn to:

    • ·      monitor and control the IoT device, using the internet;
    • ·      investigate, collect, then display the collected data; and
    • ·      use a variety of online IoT platforms and assess what they have to offer.

    On completion of the workshop, you could design a unit of work for Stage 4 (e.g. garden monitor, remote controlled garden system, weather station), a Stage 5 unit of work (Electronics, Applied Electronics) and better support Stage 6 students who might want to investigate using the IoT as part of their Major Design Project.

    Note: These IoT devices are programmed using the same software and language as Arduino boards.

    Hydraulic arm + Illustrator + Laser Cutter $400

    The new Technology Mandatory syllabus contains the Context Focus ‘Engineered Systems’. To introduce students to force and energy a simple hydraulic arm project can be very engaging. Just like engineers, students in teams learn to work together and follow the steps of a design process.

    You will learn how to use:

     Adobe Illustrator to design your hydraulic arm;  laser cutter to cut your design out and  assembly instructions with work book and folio activities.

    Stage 4 Materials - Textiles $350

    The new Technology Mandatory syllabus contains the Context Focus ‘Material Technologies’. This course will focus on meeting the outcomes for a Textiles unit and give a practical, hands on experience for how to creatively engage students. The project is called the ‘Everywear Bag’.

    You will learn:

    •  how to provide opportunities for students to customise their bags through design variation;
    • incorporate basic dyeing or printing principles
    •  relevant manufacturing skills.

    Note: All materials for drafting and producing the bag will be supplied in class.

    Engineering Mechanisms – Weather Vane Alternative Energy – Wind Turbine Model $450

    This workshop has 2 parts to it,

    Part 1: STAGE 4 Engineered Systems focusing on Mechanisms – Weather Vane

    This workshop is aimed at demonstrating the STEM principles embedded in Stage 4 Technology Mandatory through making a Weather Vane. Building weather vanes is a great way to learn about mechanisms including cams and cranks. You will build a working, wind powered weather vane attached to a humorous animated character. You will be provided with an assessment task and program that can be modified to suit your school context.

    Part 2: STAGE 5 Alternative Energy – Wind Turbine Model

     This workshop is aimed at demonstrating the STEM principles embedded in Stage 5 Industrial Technology - Engineering through making a Wind turbine. Studying wind turbines is a great way to learn about renewable energy generation. You will build a working wind turbine model and then compare the amount of electricity produced by high and low wind speeds. You will be provided with an assessment task and program that can be modified to suit your school context.

    Art Metal Work - Stage 4 and 5 $350

    This course is intended for those who have never done silver jewellery making before and are looking to introduce it as a Stage 4 option in Technology Mandatory. You will learn how to make a plain silver ring, a twisted ring and a pendant in sterling silver. This is taught from metalworking principles and can be taught in a metalwork room with basic tools.

    Sketchup – Back to Basics $300

    Do you think that SketchUp is a ‘toy’ CAD program that no professional would ever touch? Did you know that NASA use SketchUp? So do many architectural and engineering firms. This is freeware. Don’t know how to start using SketchUp? Have you played around with SketchUp but feel that you have missed some basic tips, shortcuts, page set ups?

    This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and skills of using SketchUp, including various Add On and Extension packages.

    Technology Mandatory -‘Choose your own adventure with Adobe Animate’ $300

    In this course you will be introduced to Adobe Animate and JavaScript to create an interactive animation. This course is based on outcomes from the Digital Technologies Context Focus of the new Technology Mandatory syllabus.

    You will learn about:

    •  creating items/ drawing on your stage;
    •  creating buttons/ symbols;
    •  animating your creations;
    •  using multiple scenes
    •  adding JavaScript to make your animation interactive (as a general purpose programming language);
    •   storyboarding and layouts; and
    •  implementing a functioning user interface.
    Participants will be supplied with a program, student booklet, student work samples and sample assessment tasks that can be modified to suit your school context

    Build an Arduino Soil Moisture Detector $400

    "Build an Arduino Soil Moisture Detector" to allow you to teach the 

    published NESA unit of work above.

    Note: Participants will need to supply a laptop.

    VR and Fusion360 $300

    Day One – A full day, mid-level level course on how to use Fusion 360.

    You will learn about:

    •   the different environments and tools;  and
    • how to create and render objects within the program.

    Attendees will walk away from day one with a reversed engineered object they have created in Fusion 360, ready for 3D printing, game design or viewing in Virtual reality.

    Day Two - Getting up to speed with Unity and the unity environment "No Coding".

    You will learn to:

    •  import Fusion 360 objects into Unity; and
    •    setting up Unity for virtual reality.

    Technology Mandatory - Digital Technologies

    ‘Introduction to coding with the BBC Micro:bit’ $450

    Throughout this course we will be using a small programmable computer called the Micro:bit. You will use Micro:bit software and the Micro:bit microcontroller board to create your own digital technology projects using simple algorithms.

    Course participants will receive a Micro:bit microcontroller plus a student workbook (printed version in colour plus PDF) covering an introduction to the Micro:bit and 6 coding activities, plus 2 extension activities.

    Activities include:

    1.     Turning on and controlling the LED display on the Micro:bit

    2.     Using buttons to control the Micro:bit LED display

    3.     Screen rotation exercise

    4.     Fridge door-light and alarm

    5.     Rock Paper Scissors Game

    6.     Traffic light sequencing using the external pins on the Micro:bit

    7.     Setting up a simple compass using the Micro:bit – extension activity

    8.     Attaching a servo to the Micro:bit – extension activity

    Each activity is structured to introduce new coding skills and/or to consolidate on previously learnt coding skills. By completing the activities in the booklet your students should gain enough experience to complete the design project at the end of this unit.

    Participants will receive:

    •  a printed student work-booklet plus a PDF copy;
    •   complete electronic files of all activities listed above; and
    •  a Micro:bit controller including USB cable and battery pack.

    Stage 4 Digital Technologies coding using Python. $300

    This workshop will introduce attendees to a range of tools available for teachers and students to move from consumers to creators with code. This is aimed at teachers with little or no programming experience and will be focused on integration of the Technology Mandatory Digital Technology Context.

    There will also be development opportunities for STEM and Stage 5 integrated projects. Design thinking will be used to engage students while they develop innovative projects. We will be using Python and will be looking at tools which allow students to create many different products by coding.

    Beginners Website Design and Development $300

    Trinket is a free website editor that allows you to develop your own website using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Learn to use this simple text editor to develop a basic website. You will also be introduced to other text editors such as Dreamweaver and Sublime text. This course will be focused around Food Technology, however, we will visit other technologies if needed. 

    You will learn to:

    •   input text;
    •  change background colours, headings, images; and
    •  use video footage. 

    Become a creator of websites instead of a consumer!

    Tool Sharpening $350

    This course is designed for teachers who need to develop/improve their knowledge and skills to quickly and effectively keep the tools in their rooms sharp. Having sharp tools improves safety and helps engage students with their work.

               You will learn how to sharpen:

    •   chisels and plane blades;
    •  wood turning tools;
    •  cabinet scrapers;
    • drill bits, including specialty bits;
    • metal turning tools;
    • punches; and
    • router bits.

    Each participant will develop a high level of skill in grinding and sharpening.

     There will also a session on developing jigs & tooling for making successful projects.

    Note: Each person will need to bring blunt tools with them for the course – (planes, chisels, wood turning tools, drill bits, metal turning tools and anything else that you need to learn to sharpen).

    For this workshop you will need to bring the following PPE:

          safety glasses;

          ear muffs;

          fully enclosed leather shoes with a sturdy sole;

          appropriate workshop clothing; and

          if you have long hair - it must be tied back

    Digital Control Technologies - an introduction to IoT/M2M $600 (includes class set of boards and bits to implement)

    This workshop is an easy introduction to IOT/M2M Control Technologies. It addresses some Outcomes from the Digital Technologies, Engineered Systems and Materials Technologies Contexts of the new Technology Mandatory syllabus while learning to code a microprocessor. The course will introduce concepts of coding with real world devices, an introduction to microprocessors via a locally developed board with built in I/O, motor driver, multiple LEDs, LDR, buzzer output.

    This is a low-cost entry appropriate to schools using free software for simulation and experimentation. 

    Course costs include 11 ‘Techstarter’ boards for use in the classroom. Additional sets are available for purchase.

    Participants will engage in discussion regarding problem/project based learning, its application in the classroom and how to develop appropriate assessment methodologies.

    Targeted concepts are Project Based Learning, Design Thinking, Computational and Algorithmic thinking and Integrated Learning.

    etextiles $400

    This is a STEM course designed to help the absolute beginner get going with e-Textiles. Teachers will be introduced to the basic concepts of electronics and how to apply them to textile based design projects (e-Textiles).

    You will learn about:

    •  introductory electronics theory;
    •  identification of simple components;
    • developing circuits using ICTs; and
    • applying that knowledge to simple skill development projects.

    Participants will engage in discussion regarding problem based learning, its application in the classroom and how to develop appropriate assessment methodologies.

    Note: The workshop will include a kit of components that contains enough components to enable further experimentation after the course.

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