classroom Projects

Designability offers a range of fully resourced projects with student and teacher notes along with video, project materials, equipment and training.

ROCKETMAN

Designing, making and then launching water rockets opens up a whole range of learning in an incredibly fun way.

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TOUCH BOARD

The new touch board teamed up with conductive paint opens up a huge range of interactive possibilities by turning touch into sound.

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ELECTRONIC DICE

This is a great project for teachers who want to introduce some electronics, but want to keep it simple and useful.

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DOWNFORCE RACER

A rear-wheel driven, geared racing car using CNC technology suitable for school years 9-11.

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Helicar

In this project students design, make and test a propeller driven model car. All testing is done using the PowerAnchor which...

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Race & Chase

This project is about designing and making a belt driven car so that it is optimized for either speed or power...

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Protocar

Protocar is a design challenge with a difference. Flying cars have been the dream of many designers, but no one has really cracked it...

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Skylap

The Skylap design project will be the best project you run all year. Your students design and make a flying aircraft and test it by PowerAnchor...

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Tealighter

The Tealighter is a simple candle holder project aimed at Year 7-8...

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memphis pencase

Good design projects introduce students to new skills and give them the opportunity to flex their creativity at the same time...

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ecolamp

Ecolamp is a new project that explores the creative possibilities of LEDs. This new technology is super efficient and very versatile...

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Alubind

Alubind is an exciting Year 8 project which develops creativity, metalworking skills, and an understanding of 'Informalism' as a...

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briefhaus

Briefhaus is an excellent introductory project which instills the design process and develops graphic skills. The making component...

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Biomouse

Biomouse is a project that students love to do. Students learn about the inspiration of nature in design, and study the work of many...

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Photon Factor

Photon Factor is an exciting project which offers many creative possibilities. An understanding of the minimalist design philosophy...

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Art Deco Ring

The Art Deco Ring project is a complete teaching package designed for teachers of year 9 -12 visual art, or design & technology...

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archipendant

The Archipendant project is a complete teaching package designed for teachers of year 8-12 visual art, or design and technology classes.

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USB Memory Stick 4GB

This 4GB USB uncased memory stick is a perfect start for projects where students design their own case.

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stereo ipod dock

The Stereo Ipod Dock is a simple electronics project with a great application. It is designed for year 9 -11 Design and Technology students.

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MP3 Mono Amplifier

The MP3 Mono Amplifier project is a simple electronics project with a great application. It is designed for year 9 -11 Design and Technology students.

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Electro Textiles

Stitch LED lights into textiles to give projects a whole new dimension and open up amazing new design possibilities.

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LED Torch

The LED Torch project is a simple electronics project with a great application. It is designed for year 9 -11 Design and Technology students.

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usb lamp

The USB Lamp is a simple electronics project with a great application. It is designed for year 9 -11 Design and Technology students.

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Timed Night Light

The Timed Night Light is a simple electronics project with a great application. It is designed for year 9 -11 Design and Technology students.

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Portable Safety Light

The Portable Light project is a simple electronics project with a great application. It is designed for year 8 -11 Design and Technology students.

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Record Playback

This Record Playback allows a short (10 second) message to be recorded and played back at the push of a button. There is one button to play the message and another to re-record the message which can be done over and over again.

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Making Waves

This project introduces students to boating technology, particularly the design of the hull. Stability, speed, trim, and planing are explored by designing, making and testing. The project is easy to make and fun to test.

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Coaster Caddie

This is a snappy little project where students explore the surface design possibilities of aluminium (polishing, punching, burnishing, sanding), as well as using a strip heater to bend the holder into shape. The surface area is small making it a contained design.

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Pi Cap projects

The Pi Cap adds amazing features to any Raspberry Pi opening up an amazing range of project possibilities.

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BBC Microbit projects

The BBC micro:bit is a powerful handheld, fully programmable, computer designed by the BBC and a number of partners to encourage children to get actively involved in writing software and building new things that will be controlled by it.

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Bowlo

This project explores the possibilities of dome blowing with acrylic. Students make a dome and convert it into a useful bowl by designing a method of stabilising it. This could be done by making a structure underneath or by modifying the bowl itself.

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Bluetooth stereo speaker kit

Play music from a phone, tablet or computer wirelessly with our Bluetooth Stereo Amplifier Kit featuring; a Class-D amp and a CE compliant Bluetooth module.

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Databot

One tiny brilliant cube packed with high-tech exploration and testing.  Databot fits in the palm of your hand, collects information from 11 included sensors that measure motion, temperature, altitude, velocity and much more.

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