Design and Technology Showcase 2023

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MacKillop College, Port Macquarie

Oscar Plentinger

Title: Briefcase Pedal Board
Statement: This project is a briefcase style handmade pedal board to use at live gigs. Quick set up and pack down time, and a LED light strip to illuminate controls in a dark environment.

Zachary Tay

Title: Portable Drum Enclosure
Statement: A portable solution that makes any space a practice area. With modular features including wheels and a slot hinge system makes this drum enclosure easy to set up and pack away. Each panel is made with timber fitted with R2.5 grade insulation, lined with fabric and MDF boards to efficiently minimise decibel levels.

St John's College, Lismore

Will Bryant

Title: Stainless Steel Guitar
Statement: I constructed a guitar of unique design, using many new concepts to innovate and create new sound enveloping a modern societal approach to existing guitar sounds that cannot be found anywhere else.

Xavier Catholic College, Ballina

Sam Thomas

Title: Sea Safe Pod
Statement: The Sea Safe Pod (SSP) is a marine safety device designed to provide emergency support for unplanned rapid evacuation of motor and sailing vessels. The device provides flotation for up to four users through gripped side handles, while storing all legally required safety equipment and other essentials. All contents are illuminated by inbuilt LEDs. The SSP automatically floats to the surface when a vessel is submerged, due to its inbuilt buoyancy. If the SSP were to be manufactured for commercial sales it would be constructed using injection moulding and made from polypropylene homopolymer plastic.