The Perse School

Innovative projects showcased at Perse Design & Technology Show

15 Jun 2018

The annual Perse Design & Technology Show saw many new innovative and technically-advanced projects on display, all completed by A level and GCSE students as part of their ‘Systems and Control’ coursework.

A motorised tie rack, a robotic gutter cleaner, face tracking camera systems and automatic blinds were among the ingenious creations designed and built by Upper Sixth students.

Meanwhile, Year 11 projects including ping pong ball launchers and pet feeders were also on display, many made using programmable and computer-based technology such as Raspberry Pi and Arduino platforms.

Head of Design & Technology Keith Wilkin was impressed by the quality of the work.

He said: “There was much use of 3D printing both with the A level and GCSE students. It’s a nice way for them to engage and produce their own custom parts. It’s being used more and more in the outside world and it was good for the students to be able to practise their designs through this iterative process.

“Parent feedback about the exhibition was very positive. It was great to hear comparisons with the quality and finish of the students’ work being compared with that seen at local product shows at the University of Cambridge.”

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