Protective Moto Gear
In partnership with the Institute for Frontier Materials, Moto Est., Scott B. Harris & Melbourne Polytechnic
Term: 1-4, 2021
Program Type: Specialist Program (Design Challenge)
Duration: 2 days consecutive plus 2-3 prework lessons
Year Level: 7-12
During this program, students take on the role of Material Scientists, employed by Institute of Frontier Materials (IFM) to design protective motorcycle gear for Melbourne’s leading urban riding store, Moto Est., to expand their protective clothing range.
This expanded clothing range will include innovative designs for male and female riders in urban environments. Prior to attending the Tech School, students undertake data analysis using TAC fatality data, view Australian artist Piccinni’s perception of what we might look like if built to survive a crash and conduct safety rating assesments of materials through the MotoCAP Testing Laboratory.
Students will design their own protective garments, calculating abrasion resistance from data provided by IFM on a range of material samples. At the conclusion of the program, students will evaluate their design against innovation, safety, comfort and cost.
Note: This program will take place at the Banyule Nillumbik Tech School. However, like all other programs for our partner schools, bookings will be made through the Whittlesea Tech School and transport will be organised.
Fibre Science & Technology
Students understand the accoutrement needs of motorcycle users
Students can collaborate effectively to create solutions to identified problems
Students can consider a range of technologies and specialist equipment
Critical & Creative Thinking
Personal & Social
Computer-Aided Design (3D Modelling)
Coding & Microcontrollers