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Laser Make

Design and prototype a product using Adobe Illustrator and a laser cutter.

Laser Make (formerly known as Leather Bound) promotes rapid upskilling in product design and industry-standard CAD software. Students are given a design brief and work in pairs as designers and end-users. They use graphic design software and a laser cutter to create, prototype, and assemble a product out of a variety of materials available. They market their product with a poster using graphic design skills.

Suitable for

Years 7-10 + VCAL

Duration

Full Day at the Tech School

Program Outline

  • Introduction to design thinking with a hands-on project
  • Engaging in drawing, measurement and dimensioning exercises to aid design precision
  • Introduction to the CAD program Adobe Illustrator
  • Use of a laser cutter to prototype a product

Outcomes

Students will:

  • Upskill in the CAD program Adobe Illustrator
  • Gain confidence in their technical drawing and measurement skills
  • Work collaboratively and foster creativity by meeting a design brief using design thinking
  • Ideate a design solution in Adobe Illustrator and prototype a laser-cut product

Curriculum Links

  • Design & Technologies
  • Mathematics
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