Schools Design Prize - Automatic Window Lock
The window lock project was a direct consequence of the A-level Design and Technology course. A list of possible final year projects was suggested, out of which the household lock seemed to be the most exciting; especially since a situation for design presented itself within my own home.While preparing for a family holiday it was noticed how insecure a large wooden framed window was. Although shut, the window was not secure and would present no obstacle to a housebreaker. Obviously the project could be undertaken with a great deal more enthusiasm, with a real application in the home.
It was now possible to set a preliminary design brief. To design a locking system to secure a large wooden-framed, hinged window. This was a rather sketchy brief but served as a starting point from which to undertake some detailed research into the area of window locks.
How to Cite
CHINN, Andrew. Schools Design Prize - Automatic Window Lock. Studies in Design Education Craft & Technology, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 1, sep. 2009. ISSN 0305 766. Available at: <https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/SDEC/article/view/1105>. Date accessed: 22 mar. 2023.
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