Making Systems Compatible
Time is probably the greatest problem any student will have to face when it comes to project work in the Craft Design and Technology department. One solution to the problem is to use ready made components and to extract suitable parts from construction kits for incorporation into the finished product.
A second solution is to use the construction systems available in the school to 'model' the project before going to the production stage. In either case it is absolutely necessary that the student is able to select the most appropriate component for thejob in hand so that the solution of his design problem is not dictated by the construction system used. This brings us to an area that, especially in connection with computers and related products, has almost become a dirty word: compatibility.