This simple but interesting project has been designed by Rapid's technical team for Key Stages 1, 2 & 3 students. It will help them to make a fully working White LED mini-light from the parts supplied in this great kit. The classpack is supplied in a handy storage tray with lid, containing sufficient components for 20 mini-lights.
Batteries and LEDs
Plastazote foam core
High impact polystyrene outer layers
Super-bright Mini-light is an updated version using a modern white LED
Q. Hi, Please could you tell me how many kits are in a pack.
A. Thanks for your enquiry Rob. 1 pack contains 20 kits.
Year 7 Staple
Reviewed by: Colin Richards - 24 September 2019
I use this kit every year with the new Year 7s. It can be used to introduce safe working, ideas, evaluating ideas as well as an end product, developing ideas to work within design constraints, isometric drawing, use of hand tools, fretsaws, drills, and hot wire cutters, polymers, vacuum forming (if you do a blister package design as well)... The kit means they can get into the workshop and start making within just a few lessons and I use it to assess their accuracy, etc.
Everything you need is included except key rings and adhesive (I either use UHU solvent-based glue or double-sided tape, depending on method of construction: either cut HIPS first, then glue and trim foam with hot wire cutter; or alternatively, assemble with tape and cut all in one go with hand tools or fretsaw).
Brighten up a Kid's Day with a Mini-light
Reviewed by: David Hall - 05 February 2013
Dozens of youngsters have made these lights on our activity stand at air-shows. We attach double-sided Rapid tape on both sides of one of the covers and one side of the other. For the pictures we print two A4 sheets of 4x5 2" square aircraft pictures, and laminate back to back, then separate, so each picture has a laminated face, and can be stuck to the cover that has the two layers of double sided. Continue with the mini-light as normal. Really, the blue plastic is too thick for primary pupils to squeeze to make the light work. A piece of battery cardboard stuck in the middle helps. Thinner plastic is preferable; it can also be cut to shape with scissors easier, to make special shapes (Concorde eg).. Contact email@example.com for a leaflet.