Kilkeel HS Technology Projects

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Fablab Belfast

Fablab Belfast will host a one day Solidworks workshop, in
parametric modelling for machining. In this course you will
be guided through the process of how you can create a model
in the virtual environment and process it for manufacturing
across a variety of CNC machinery. This can include 3, 4 and 5
axis milling, waterjet cutting, plasma cutting, 3D printing and CNC
lathe turning.

Date: Thursday 10th November 2016
Location: Fablab Belfast, 5 Churchill Street, Belfast BT15 2BP
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Cost: £75

To book your place contact Patrick
Tel: 028 90 755 412

Face Shield

Hi folks and welcome back to another fast paced, highly exciting and adrenaline-fuelled year in Technology & Design.

As we all know Health & Safety is always forefront in our minds when we enter the Technology & Design environment and keeping our students and staff as safe as possible is most important, with this in mind we have had a number of requests for details of the googles with detachable face shield.

This item can be purchased from Rapid Electronics
and the order code at the time of this post is 89-9646

Click on the link below to view further details
Rapid Electronics Face Shield link

May the force be with you!

Monday, 1 August 2016

CAD alternative for schools

I know we are all in the same boat when it comes to running large software programs on our school computers and school networks, it can turn into quite the headache and heartache for everyone involved, sooooooooo i was recently introduced to OnShape, it is the first and only full-cloud based CAD system which runs through your web browser, phone or tablet, which means no lengthy downloads and more importantly its FREE and available to use by students, teachers and anyone that has an interest in CAD.

The good news is that the skills you have picked up using your schools CAD system are transferable to OnShape, i was quite surprised at how familiar it all felt, you can also import your existing Solidworks and Inventor drawings and models into Onshape and it will export in many different formats including STL, please take a look at OnShape as a possible alternative to your schools CAD system.

OnShape are running some short online webinars that you might find interesting, click on the following link if you are interested in registering for any of the upcoming events 

Happy CADing!

Monday, 25 July 2016

AMMA Summer Workshops

Hi folks, i hope you are all enjoying the fantastic summer weather we have all been accustomed to over recent years #monsoonseason

The AMMA Centre in Armagh are running a series of summer workshops in August aimed at anyone aged 15+ Adults included, if you wish to apply online for a place please click on this Link

Further information can be found at

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

iD Cards - Loughborough Design School - Free App

By Loughborough University

The iD Cards app identifies 32 key types of design representation used by industrial designers; when they are used; and for what types of information. They facilitate more effective New Product Development (NPD) through enhanced design methods, communication, team working and inter-disciplinary collaboration.

iD Cards are an outcome from research at Loughborough Design School from 2005 to 2011 that responded to problems in the use of language and understanding for design representations (sketches, drawings, models, prototypes) during NPD. iD Cards have been supported, distributed and adopted by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) for use by its global members (students/educators/practitioners).  Try it for free on both Apple and Android.

Project Picture Gallery

A wide range of pictures showing examples of student and customer projects that have been created using Kitronik kits and products.  Click here for the gallery.

Technology Subs wanted

I have recently had a couple of calls from schools looking for qualified Technology and Design substitute teachers. If you know of anyone out there who is fully qualified and not in work could you drop us a line at Clounagh.  Many thanks.