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THE NEW GCSE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

INTERACTIVE MOBILE PDF APPS

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PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR A MAP OF ALL APPS REQUIRED FOR DESIGN and TECHNOLOGY
THEORY WORK AND REVISION
 
The layout to this pages follows the New Design and Technology GCSE. There are three main sections - CORE TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES, SPECIALIST TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES and DESIGNING AND MAKING PRINCIPLES. In addition, there is a section which suggests presentation techniques and styles suitable for the NEA and Examination.
 
These pdf apps are ideal for revision, theory lessons, preparation for examinations and independent learning. They can be stored and used on schools systems and distributed to pupils and students. They are interactive and link to further information from technologystudent.com. They can be used without an internet connection, as a stand-alone revision and learning tool. No editing, copying or converting to other formats allowed.
IMPORTANT - IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU DOWNLOAD THE PDFS
When using a PC, right click on the App Icon and select "Save target as". You will then be able to save pdf Apps to your computer /device.
 
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THE NON-EXAMINATION ASSESSMENT (NEA) MOBILE APP
 
UPDATED 28/8/19
This app includes: An introduction to the NEA, What is Iterative Design? Takes pupils through the entire iterative design process, from start to finish, from identifying a context and problem, to sketching and model making, testing, critical analysis, developing and design, feedback, evaluation and every other stage. It links to detailed examples and generic advice. A must for pupils taking the NEA.
 

THE NEA (NON-EXAMINATION ASSESSMENT)

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MATHEMATICS IN DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
 
This app includes: An introduction to aspects of Maths, that are likely to appear in the final examination. It links to detailed examination questions and worked answers. Ideal for revision.  

MATHS IN D and T

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CORE TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES
 
 
This app includes: Single Item, Batch, Continuous, Just in Time, Lean, Computer Integrated Manufacture, Remote, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Globalisation  

SCALES OF PRODUCTION

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This app includes: Quality Assurance, Quality Control, British Standards and the Kite Mark, Comformite European, Tolerance Checks, Standard Components, Health and Safety and Risk Assessments.  

QUALITY SYSTEMS

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Updated for Engineering 15/6/19
This app covers: CAD, CAM, CNC, Advantages and Disadvantages of CAD/CAM, Manufacture of PCBs, 3D Printing, Laser Cuttering, Laser Sintering of Metals, Stereolithography and Vinyl Cutters
 

CAD / CAM

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This app covers: ICT as a marketing tool, Barcodes and QR Codes, the Role of ICT in Design, 3D Models and Prototyping, E-Commerce and the Consumer - including EDI

Use this app in conjunction for the CAD/CAM app (above)

 

ICT IN DESIGN, MANUFACTURING, MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION

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This app includes Planned and Perceived Obsolescence, Crowd Funding, Fair Trade, Cooperatives, Product Development, Inclusive Design, Adjustable Products, Advertising and Biomimetic Design  

FACTORS INFLUENCING DESIGN

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UPDATED 9/6/19 This app includes: Maintenance, Repairability and Product Design, Design Strategies, Customer Profiles, Role of a Focus Group, Market Research and Design Fixation.  

FURTHER FACTORS INFLUENCING DESIGN

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This app includes: What is Technology Push? What is Market Pull? Brand Identity, What is a Trend? What is Copyright? What is a Patent? What is a Registered Trademark?  

EVEN MORE FACTORS INFLUENCING DESIGN

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This app includes: A range of issues faced by designers, manufacturers, consumers and Governments - relating to product design, manufacture and the environment.  

MORAL, ETHICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES RELATING TO DESIGN, MANUFACTURING AND THE CONSUMER

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This app includes Coal, Oil and Natural Gas, Fracking, Solar Power, Wind, Tidal, Wave, Hydro, Geothermal, Biofuels, Nuclear Power, Assorted Energy Storage Systems  

ENERGY PRODUCTION

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This app includes; Mechanical Systems (Springs), Pheumatics, Hydraulics, Flywheels, Batteries, Energy Saving Devices and Large Scale Energy Storage Systems.  

ENERGY STORAGE

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This apps includes: Polymorph, PLA (Polylactide), Biopol, Oxo-degradable Plastics, Flexiply, Titanium, Graphene, Metal Foams and Nano Materials  

MODERN MATERIALS

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Updated 25/8/19
This app includes: Polymorph, Shape Memory Alloy (SMA), Hydrochromic, Thermochromic, Photochromic, Hydromorphic, Hydrocarbon Encaspulating Polymers, Aroma Pigments and Phosphorescent Pigments. In addition - Self-Healing Materials, (polymers, elastomers and concrete), Quantum Tunnelling Composite (QTCs) and Piezoelectric Materials.
 

SMART MATERIALS

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This app includes: Definition of Composites, Natural Woods, Glass Reinforced Plastic, Carbon Reinforced Polymer, Concrete, Reinforced Concrete, Plywood, Kevlar.  

COMPOSITE MATERIALS

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UPDATED 29/5/10
This app includes: Hardwoods, Softwoods, Wrought Iron, Alloys (including steel), Non-Ferrous Metals, Compliant Boards (manmade boards), Thermosetting Plastics, Thermoplastics and Packaging Materials

 

MATERIALS -WOODS - METALS - PLASTICS

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This app includes: How Polymers are Manufactured, Thermoplastic Elastomers, Nylon (polyamide) and Polyurethane and Foam Rubber.  

MORE COMMON PLASTICS

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This apps includes: Includes; Strength, elasticity, plasticity, ductility, tensile strength, malleability, toughness, hardness, conductivity, absorbency, density and fusibility. The testing of materials for all the properties mentioned above. AND Commercial Testing.  

PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS

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This app includes: Life Cycle, Life Cycle Energy Analysis, Closed Loop Recycling, Upcycling, Downcycling, 6Rs and Revision Cards  

RECYCLING

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This app includes: Recycling Symbols for common materials - Revision app, interspaced with examination questions, with links to helpful information. Suitable for D and T and Engineering. Ideal as extension work  

RECYCLING SYMBOLS FOR COMMON MATERIALS and EXAMINATION QUESTIONS

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This app includes: Carbon Footprint, Replacing the Materials Economy, Environmental Modernism (Ecological Modernism), Designed to Repair and Maintain.  

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

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This app includes: Types of Forces, Movement and Motion, Struts and Ties, Static and Dynamic Loads, Mechanical Advantage, Potential and Kinetic Energy, Classes of Lever, Centre of Gravity and Centre of Rotation  

FORCES AND MOTION

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This app includes: CAMS (Pear, Eccentric, Drop, and many more), Quick return Mechanism, Cranks and Crankshafts, Linkages and springs  

MECHANISMS

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This app includes: Spur Gears and Simple Gears, Gear Trains and Idler Gears, Drawing Gears, Compound Gears, Rack and Pinion, Bevel Gears, Worm Gears, Gears and Calculations, Pulley Systems, Belt Drive, Pulley Calculations  

GEARS AND PULLEY SYSTEMS

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This app includes: Systems Diagrams, Closed Loop and Open Systems, Inputs Processing and Outputs, Analogue and Digital Signals  

A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO DESIGN INCLUDING SYSTEMS PROCESSING

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SPECIALIST TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES
 
WOODS / TIMBERS
 
This app includes: The World Distribution of Natural Woods, the Preparation of Timber for Commercial Use (rough sawing, seasoning and planning), Stock Forms and Sustainable Forests.  

SOURCES, ORIGINS, PREPARATION OF NATURAL WOODS

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This app includes:

Stock Forms, Standard Fittings and Components( screws, bolts, dowel, nails and hinges), Workshop Tools and Equipment (drills, drill bits, files, glass paper, planes, coping saw, back saws, fret saw, chisels), Machines and Power Tools (woodworking lathe, router, sanding disc, steam bending, veneers, palm sander, hand sander, table circular saw, hand held circular saw).

 

WORKING WITH WOODS / TIMBER

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This app includes: Mortise and Tenon Joints, Finger Joints, Dovetail Joints, Bridle Joints, Shoulder / Rebate / Lapped joints. The first in a series on Joining Materials.

 

COMMON WOODWORKING JOINTS

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This app includes: Knock-Down Fittings, Screws, Nails, Glues for Wood, Glue for Plastics and Super Glue.  

KNOCK-DOWN FITTINGS, GLUES, SCREWS AND NAILS

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This app includes: Preparation for Applying a Finish to Woods, Varnish, Wax, Oils, Paints, Shellac, Wood Dye.
Metal Finishes - Machine Finishes, Anodising, Paint, Annealing, Oil Blacking, Electroplating, Galvanising, Case Hardening, Hardening and Tempering, Planishing, Lacquer, Poweder Coating, Polishing, and Etching.

 

WOOD AND METAL FINISHES

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METALS
 
UPDATED 27/5/2019. This app includes: Extraction of Iron Ore to the manufacture of Iron Ore Pellets, Where is Iron Ore Mined? The Blast Furnace, The Modern Converter Process (steel), Aluminium Production and Stock Forms of Metals.  

SOURCES, ORIGINS, IRON, STEEL AND ALUMINIUM

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Updated for Engineering 30/8/19
This app includes: Stock Forms, Standard Fittings / Components (pop rivets, cold rivets, screws, bolts, split pins, lock nuts etc...), general Workshop Tools and Equipment (drilling, hacksaw, junior hacksaw, machine hacksaw, punches, buffing, files), Using Jigs, Engineering Machines (centre lathe, horizontal miller, vertical miller, shaping machine, compression moulding), Casting (Aluminium and Pewter Casting) and Press Sintering of Metals.
 

WORKING WITH METALS

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This app includes: Pop Riveting, Cold Riveting, Brazing, Gas Welding, TIG, MIG, Electric Arc and Spot Welding, Permanent and Temporary fittings such as split pins, lock nuts...…...

 

JOINING METAL INCLUDING TUBE

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This app includes: Preparation for Applying a Finish to Woods, Varnish, Wax, Oils, Paints, Shellac, Wood Dye.
Metal Finishes - Machine Finishes, Anodising, Paint, Annealing, Oil Blacking, Electroplating, Galvanising, Case Hardening, Hardening and Tempering, Planishing, Lacquer, Poweder Coating, Polishing, and Etching.

 

WOOD AND METAL FINISHES

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POLYMERS
 
This app includes: covers Crude Oil to Polymers and Plants to Bioplastics.  

SOURCES, ORIGINS, POLYMERS

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This app includes: Polymers Stock Forms and Sections, Standard Fittings and Components, Workshop Tools and Equipment, Glues, Commercial and Industrial Process such as Injection Moulding, Blow Moulding, Compression Moulding, Vacuum Forming, Rotational Moulding, Laser Cutting and more.......  

WORKING WITH POLYMERS

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This app includes: Paint Spraying, Rubberising, Heat Transfer, Vinyl Decals, Vinyl Stickers, Flocking, Polishing, Laser Etching, Electroless Plating and Hydrographic / Immersion Printing.  

FINISHES FOR POLYMERS - PROCESSES AND TECHNIQUES

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PAPER AND BOARDS
 
This app includes: Sustainable Forests, How Paper and Card are Manufactured, the Structure of Corrugated Card, Composition of Laminated Card, Card and Board - Stock Forms.  

SOURCES, ORIGINS, PAPER AND BOARDS

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This app includes: Common Papers and Boards - Cartridge Paper, Tracing Paper, Duplex Board, Solid White Board, Corrugated Board, Foil Lined Board, Paperboard, Box Quality Board, Bleed Proof Paper, Grid Paper, Ink Jet Card, Layout Paper, Newsprint  

MATERIALS - PAPERS AND BOARDS

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This app includes: Workshop Tools and Equipment, Basic Manufacturing Techniques, Standard Components, Seals and Sealing Techniques, Binding Techniques.  

WORKING WITH PAPERS AND BOARDS

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This app includes: Letterpress, Rotary Press, Screen Printing, Lithography, Foil Blocking, Photocopying, UV Varnishing, Laminating, Embossing, Die Cutting, Direct Printing, Sublimation Printing, Flexographic Printing and Web-Fed Systems  

PRINTING PROCESSES

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This app includes: Functions of Packaging, Packaging Materials, Smart Materials for Packaging, Die Cutting, Common Symbols, Blister Packaging and Biodegradable Inks  

PACKAGING AND ASSOCIATED INFORMATION

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This app includes: A Wide Range of Symbols - Recycling, Sustainability, Quality, Food Related Symbols, Information and Ingredients and many more. In total, 38 slides of symbols and their meanings.  

PACKAGING SYMBOLS

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ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL COMPONENTS
 
This app includes: Common symbols for circuits, from switches to diodes, to resistors and lots more......required for electronic circuit design.  

ELECTRONICS - CIRCUIT SYMBOLS

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This app includes: What are PCBs? Designing a Circuit, Manufacturing Printed Circuit Boards, Adding Components to a PCB, Industrial Production of PCBs, Video - Soldering a PCB  

PCBs AND SOLDERING

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Updated 23/7/2019: This app includes: an introduction to ICs and a range of standard components such as Batteries, LEDs, Bulbs, Resistors, Preset Resistors, Variable Resistors, Diodes, Zener Diodes, Light Dependent Resistors, Thermistors, Thyristors, Transistors, relays, and a range of switches  

INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND STANDARD COMPONENTS

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This app includes: An Introduction to the 555 Timer, Monostable and Astable Circuits  

555 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

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This app includes: An Introduction to Resistors, Resistors in Series and Parallel Circuits, Potential Dividers, Light Dependent Resistors, Thermistors, Preset Resistors and Potentiometers / Variable Resistors.  

RESISTORS

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Update 23/7/2019: This app includes: An Introduction to Transistors, Simple use of Transistors, Darlington Pair, Transistor Breadboard Circuit, Transistor Formulas, Dual Transistor Multivibrator Circuit, Field Effect Transistors (FETS).  

TRANSISTORS

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This app includes: An Introduction to the 741 Op-Amp, Op-Amps used as Amplifiers with Sensors, Op-Amps as Comparators and Videos of 741 Circuits.  

741 OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIER AND COMPARATOR

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This app includes: an introduction to PIC Microcontrollers including software and programming, Inputs-Process-Outputs, Example Microcontroller Circuits.  

PIC MICROCONTROLLERS

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This app includes: What is Digital Electronics, logic Gates, Logic Tables, A Range of Sample Logic Circuits, Examination Questions and Answers.  

DIGITAL LOGIC GATES

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STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION
 
 
 
DESIGNING AND MAKING PRINCIPLES
 
This app includes; Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Cubism, De Stiyl, Bauhaus (Modernism), Art Deco, Pop Art, Studio Alchimia and the Memphis Group.  

ART MOVEMENTS

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This app includes eleven designers including:
Philippe Starck, Charlotte Perriand, Zaha Hadid, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Margaret Kalver and Jock Kinneir, Micheal Thonet, Eileen Gray, Marcel Breuer, Robin Day, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Harry Beck
 

DESIGNERS

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This app includes: What is an Iconic Design? and an explanation of sixteen more iconic designs - Polyprop Chair, Thonet No14 Chair, Sydney Opera House, Juicy Salif, LC4 Chaise Longue Chair, Whistling Bird Kettle, Anna G Corkscrew, Apple iPhone, Mackintosh Chairs, Eames Lounge Chair, London Underground Map, Bibendum Chair, Charlton Dresser, Barcelona Chair, Mclaren Buggy, MB 118 Chair,  

ICONIC DESIGNS

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UPDATED 18/4/19 This app includes: Why make a Model, Physical Models, CAD Models, Spreadsheets, Modelling Materials, Model Making Tools and Equipment and Sample Models (Architectural, Systems, Card etc...)  

MODEL MAKING AND PROTOTYPES

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This app includes: What is Primary Data? What is secondary Data? Examples of Primary and Secondary Data Collection, What is Market Research? How Market Research can be carried out.

 

RESEARCH, INCLUDING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DATA COLLECTION

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This app includes: A Range of Companies - Alessi, Apple Incorporated, Harley Davidson Motorcycles, Tesla, David Constantine and Motivation, Zaha Hadid Architects.  

COMPANIES

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SUGGESTED PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES
GRAPHICS INCLUDING SHADING

 
This app includes: Shading Flat Surfaces, The Line Technique (Flat Surfaces), Shading Curved Surfaces, The Line Technique (Curved Surfaces), Coloured Pencil Shading Exercises, Shading technique for Natural Wood.  

SIMPLE SHADING TECHNIQUES
COLOURED PENCILS

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This app includes: Using Felt Pens (Fine and Brush Pens), Video Demonstrating Fine and Brush Felt Pens, Drawing a Craft Knife (exercise stage by stage) Including Felt Pen Rendering, MP3 Player - Draw and Render, Video Demonstratiung the MP3 Exercise.  

RENDERING WITH FELT PENS

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This app includes: Thick and Thin Line (Two Tone), Line Technique with Colour, Hatching Technique, Highlighting with Felt Pens and Coloured Pencils, Video (all the techniques)  

THICK AND THIN LINE TECHNIQUE
AND HIGHLIGHTING

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This app includes: An Introduction to Third Angle Projection, Adding Dimensions, How to Draw in Third Angle Orthographic, First Angle Orthographic Projection.  

ORTHOGRAPHIC PROJECTION

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This app includes: Isometric Drawing and Designers, Isometric Projection - an Explanation, Drawing an Isometric Cube, Isometric Grid Paper, Drawing Isometric Circles, Drawing Isometric Cylinders, Isometric Exercises.  

ISOMETRIC DRAWING - 1

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This app includes: An Introduction to Oblique Projection, How to Draw Basic Shapes, Circles and Cylinders in Oblique, Drawing a Camera in Oblique.  

OBLIQUE PROJECTION

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This app includes: An Introduction to Single Point Perspective, How draw in Single Point Perspective and a series of more Advanced Exercises.  

SINGLE POINT PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

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This app includes: An Introduction to Two Point Perspective Drawing, How to Draw in Two Point Perspective, A Series of Exercises, from Basic to more Complex.  

TWO POINT PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

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This app includes: An Introduction to Estimated Perspective Drawing, Three Exercises (increasing in difficulty).  

ESTIMATED PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

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This app includes: Nets, Developments, Tessellations, Pyramids, Cones, Cuboids, Cylindrical Nets, Triangular Prisms, Popular Nets for Packaging and Projects  

NETS AND DEVELOPMENTS

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This app includes: Pop-Up Letters and Characters, V-Fold Mechanisms, Constructing Symmetrical Pop-Ups, Rotary and Parallel Slide Mechanisms, Internal Stands, A Moving Face and Mouth, Pop-Up Projects.  

CARD MECHANISMS AND POP-UPS

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This app includes: An Introduction to Graphic Writing Styles, Typography - The Basics, The Sun - Exercises and Examples, Energy and Emergency - Exercises and Examples, More Writing Style Exercises  

GRAPHIC WRITING STYLES

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This app includes: Setting Up Paper on a Drawing Board Accurately, Basic Use of a T-Square and Set Square, Printing Accurately in Block Capitals, Printing in Lower Case Letters, Drawing Angles with Set Squares, exercises with T-Squares and Set Squares.  

T-SQUARES AND SET SQUARES

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This app includes: Questionnaire to Pictogram, Sample Pictograms, Examination Question, Flowcharts, Pictorial Flowcharts, Sequence Drawings and Instruction Diagrams.  

PICTOGRAMS, FLOWCHARTS, SEQUENCE DRAWINGS AND INSTRUCTION DIAGRAMS

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