Y9 Stereo Amplifier Unit Project
Y9 students have designed and produced a wide range of creative speakers as part of a project in design technology lessons. Pupils are required to design and make a casing for a stereo amplifier. They must solder the component parts onto the printed circuit board and develop a casing which houses all components including two speakers, a switch, volume control and battery. They are encouraged to work outside their comfort zone to produce an innovative outcome. Pupils develop their sketching and presentation techniques when communicating their design. They use a range of modelling techniques to test their design and make modifications. They learn about material properties and manufacturing techniques, ensuring that they make independent decisions to select the most appropriate methods and produce a high quality and marketable product. Pupils work from concept through to the final outcome and are required to consider the smaller details of finish including planning for efficient assembly of their product.