The last two weeks have been very productive in the Banyule Nillumbik Tech School with plenty of interesting and engaging activities for students in the area. Teamed with Whittlesea Tech School we have opened our doors to students from Epping College who have taken part in our first Moto Gear program. This program saw students’ designing protective clothing for urban motorcyclists, and it was terrific to see students using an industry standard CAD software program called SolidWorks. Using this software students created some very unique protective inserts for clothing, and combining this with some experimental 3D printing techniques printed the protective patches directly onto fabric.

We want school students to know we are here for you. Along with running our inquiry based programs and design challenges, we can offer support to schools by providing access to machinery such as laser cutters, UV printers and 3D printers. This may be especially useful for students studying VCE and VCAL who may have products they need to prototype for their school assessed coursework. Please talk to your teachers and have them reach out to us at BNTS.

Acting Director Banyule Nillumbik Tech School