At Last ... The Dalek is Complete ...
After three months of work (after school and at lunchtimes) the Dalek is now complete. In a scene resembling an episode of Dr Who, the Dalek emerged from the DT Department for a quick photo shoot. It was well received by all who saw it.
Mr Stevens is now editing the video that will show how it was made so that it can be used in DT lessons. The video will show how computer aided design and manufacture was used to make it.
He would like to thank all the staff and pupils who helped with its construction including the staff at Nottingham Trent University and invites all staff and pupils to come and have a look at it.
Keep an eye out for future appearances that it may make at school events.
The DT Department Dalek - Update 8th July
The DT Dalek is now 90% complete.
Only a few minor jobs and some painting are needed in order to complete it. On Monday, the dome (for the head) was delivered by Nottingham Trent University which meant that the final part, the head, could be completed.
The DT Department would like to say a big thank you to them as without use of their huge vacuum forming machine, the dome would have been very hard to make. Keep an eye out for pictures of the finished Dalek, expected in the final week of the term.
The DT Department Dalek
The Design Technology Department is making a full size Dalek!
Mr Stevens, who is running the project, hopes to have it completed by the end of the summer term. The aim of the project is to show the students how all the machines in the DT Department can be used to make the various parts.
The project, so far, has used a wide range of equipment such as Computer Aided Manufacturing (CNC Milling and Laser cutting) through to traditional manufacturing techniques such as wood turning and vacuum forming.
The project has also created links with Nottingham Trent University who are helping to form the dome, part of the Dalek's head. Mr Holt is making a voice changer with his Systems class to add to the realism.
A video is also being made to show how the Dalek was made which should be a valuable teaching resource when teaching Resistant Materials.
The Dalek is going to be based upon one which featured in the Dr Who series called 'Genesis of the Daleks' where Davros, creator of the Daleks first appeared.
Keep an eye out for further updates as more progress is made or you may be EXTERMINATED!!!