WHAT THE EX­PERTS SAY

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Botany Downs Sec­ondary Col­lege head of tech­nol­ogy learn­ing area Dip Achary says the com­pleted project is of a high qual­ity and all par­ties are very happy with the fi­nal prod­uct.

‘‘The level of skills needed to work with the dif­fer­ent ma­te­ri­als dur­ing the con­struc­tion of this out­come was very high and chal­leng­ing.

‘‘For ex­am­ple, the mould­ing of the front part of the chariot in fi­bre­glass took hours of test­ing and tri­alling,’’ he says.

‘‘I hope that the chariot in its pro­to­type stage can be fur­ther re­fined and de­vel­oped into a prod­uct that can be mar­ketable,’’ Mr Achary says.

Fu­turein­tech fa­cil­i­ta­tor Gay Wat­son had noth­ing but praise for Martin and his de­sign.

Fu­ter­in­tech fol­lowed Martin through the process and paired him up with Gavin Wil­liams who is a prod­uct de­sign en­gi­neer at Avanti Bikes. ‘‘The whole thing was bril­liant be­cause it fit­ted in with Martin’s NCEA scholar ap­pli­ca­tion where he needed an authen­tic client and you couldn’t get more authen­tic than that,’’ she says.

‘‘The fit with Gavin and Martin couldn’t have been any more per­fect.’’

She says it was great to see a young switched on and in­no­va­tive mind tackle such a pur­pose­ful tech­nol­ogy and engi­neer­ing brief.

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