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School project

This topic contains 6 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Tommy Nordby 2 days ago.

Tommy Nordby tommynordby

School project

11/01/2018 at 16:14


This is not really machine development, but we are trying to develop the Precious Plastic machine building as a school project.

We are a upper secondary vocational school and the students are first year students most of whom had never seen a lathe before august last year.

Heres our first weekly update:

12/01/2018 at 12:10

I really love that kind of initiative, keep it up 🙂

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12/01/2018 at 12:29

Would love to see more
Best of luck! 🙂

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12/01/2018 at 19:51

Hi thanks a lot 👍
It was really 1 week work?
What was the 1 week result?
I wait with impatience the next update
From where came the shredder parts?

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13/01/2018 at 12:28

Hi, I am a college of Tommy

The build will be done in week 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 with about 18 hours each week. Our goal is to have a video produced each week and we will keep you updated on the project.

The parts for the shredder is made by a company who does laser-cutting. Our students manufacture. Our students manufacture the rest of the parts and do the assembly. We get help from students who study automation for the electronics and made a few changes for safety reasons. We will tell more about it as we make progress.

What was the one week result…well, as we build two machines at the same time is hard to be precise. But we have:
– Cut all the parts for the shredder framework
– The shafts is done
– The hopper for the shredder is done
– The Shredderbox is ready to be assembled
– Some mounting of the frame is been done
– Hopper for the injector is done
– Parts for the framework is ready and some assembly have occurred

The progress is actually a bit better then we expected.

Feel free to ask further questions.

Best regards

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13/01/2018 at 14:00

Hi thanks a lot
@grydis very good explanation and progress.
Keep us inform 👍

I love the section coopération on the video 🤣

How do you built your courses?
I am sure that you have some imperative practical thing to do for the students (by the way how old are they?) for their studies.

Do you build some table? Explaining each steps of each machine build with in front the student learned mandatory for the study ?



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13/01/2018 at 23:11

Im glad you like it!

These are mostly 16-year olds.

The subject is called “yrkesfaglig fordypning” wich roughly translates to vocational depth study. In this subject they can spend time exploring different trades like car mechanics, automation etc. both in school and out in workshops and buisnesses. Our group is in school and meant for students that are interested in industrial trades like welding and machining.

We have divided each operation of producing the machines into a “work order” with drawings and documentation to simulate a fabrication shop.

Or at least tried to, its hard to predict what gets done at what time, so you get some “cooperation” scenes between jobs 🙂

There is no mandatory curriculum, but more of a dynamic learning workshop.

In “normal” periods we have mandatory assignments and regular classes.


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