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drawing circuits with a pen

 

Visit the following website to see a pen that is electrically conductive that can be used to literally draw a circuit.

https://sketch.circuitscribe.com/cwists/preview/28x

 

Design Competition

follow this link to enter a design competition where you could possibly win an iPad!
http://www.datta.vic.edu.au/designandtechnologyweek/?q=node/154

BBC microbit

 

In The UK every year 7 student is given a microbit kit for free to use in all of their subjects at school. It uses a cut down version of python. A free course in under development at Grok learning.

http://microbit.org/

https://groklearning.com/course/microbit-starter/

 

Cross laminated timber

Cross laminated timber(CLT) is a ply wood like material using layers of planks glued together in layers with the grain going in alternate directions. The layers are thicker than those used in plywood.
In Australia a number of buildings have been build and are in the process of being developed.

The Public library docklands Melbourne is one example.


https://youtu.be/rXK5C3Rtefo
The smile in London is an example of the material used in an innovative way to create a curved canterleavered structure.

Further reading

Cross laminated timber on Wikipedia 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_laminated_timber
The smile in London http://www.architectmagazine.com/technology/the-smile-by-alison-brooks-architects-gives-clt-a-boost_o

Supplier

http://www.crosslamtimber.com.au

Amazing homeless shelters


http://www.fastcoexist.com/3061692/these-temporary-homeless-shelters-reverse-to-stay-warm-or-keep-cool

Mysterious books

http://www.sbs.com.au/topics/life/culture/article/2016/07/04/mysterious-stacks-books-are-connecting-strangers-around-world

Make your own mobile phone with audino 

Follow the instructions from instructables below.

http://www.instructables.com/id/ArduinoPhone/

Another version is available at Ada fruit to try the audin-o-phone

https://learn.adafruit.com/arduin-o-phone-arduino-powered-diy-cellphone/overview

Make your own biodegradable plastic

Ever wanted to make your own biodegradable plastic? Then collect these common kitchen items and follow the recipe below from instructables.


http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Biodegradable-Plastic/?ALLSTEPS

another 3 ways to make plastics at home can be found here:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Plastic

More In-depth information and alternate recipes can be found here:

http://green-plastics.net/posts/76/qaa-help-with-cornstarch-pla-plastic-project/

A great book with lots of useful information on vegetable oil based polymers can be found on google books below.

Up cycled homeless homes 


The homeless homes project

American designer and builder Gregory Kloehn is using salvaged trash to make houses for the homeless. Called the Homeless Homes Project, Kloehn upcycles mobile shelters from items he finds in dumpsters.

For more information go to the below site:

http://www.upcyclethat.com/homeless-homes-project/

Bio resin funiture


Amazing furniture made from wood shavings and bio resin.

For more information see below:

http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/biofoam-chairs-upcycle-discarded-wood-shavings.html