Technology Basics provides all the building blocks needed to design and create simple projects in wood, metal and plastic. It targets two types of reader Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â� the intermediate and high-school student fulfilling the design requirements of the NCEA Technology curriculum, and the beginning home handyperson looking for the means to get started.
The first four chapters cover the design process, before moving on to using different materials, understanding various mechanisms, and joining systems. The various tools and equipment likely to be needed in the technology workshop, and their care, are discussed in chapters 9 to 12. The final chapters look at practical applications, including projects to build wooden toys and enamel metal.
Clear technical drawings by the author make this an easy how-to for students of technology and design in the school and at home.