WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
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.