The importance of innovation EPORTFOLIOBY:Key Concepts:Related Concepts:Global Context:Statement of Inquiry:Inquiry QuestionsF  : C  : D  : Criterion A: Inquiring and Analysing Within Criterion A the student will identify a target audience/client from the options above and will analyse and inquire into:· The need for a solutionWe need a solution because wood is getting destroyed everyday. As for how many trees are cut down each year, concludes that intact forest landscapes from 2000-2013 were reduced globally by 70,000 square kilometers per year (about the size of Costa Rica) for a total of 919,000 square kilometers. As to the “number of trees” this represents, it’s impossible to get an accurate count. Tree density in primary forests varies from 50,000-100,000 trees per square km, so the math would put this number at 3.5 billion to 7 billion trees cut down each year. Another problem is that people tend to make their houses very big because they need lots of space. By building this product you can save a lot of space because you don’t have to build a shoe rack and you can also help out the environment by using less wood in your homes. · The identification of primary and secondary research· Scientific and technical innovationThis is a great innovation since it is coming out with the idea of saving space money and time. This is very scientific aswell because it helps us understand how much we need trees and that how we need to save the because they are very important to our lives. This project is technical aswell vecause I have to know what techniques to use to create my product what kind of wood what research should I make and where can I find the items that I need· Existing products that have been adapted or repurposed is a product that already exists and it looks very niceCriterion B: Developing IdeasDetermining dimensionsBefore building the drawer box, measure the distance between the inside faces of the stringers and the distance from the top of a stair tread to the bottom of the next stair tread. Determine the required dimensions using the formula in the materials list.Drawer buildingBegin by ripping the 5/8″ medium-density fibreboard (MDF) to width. Cross cut the drawer box sides, back and front to length. Cut the drawer bottom groove with a tablesaw. Set the fence 1/2″ from the blade and the depth to 1/4″. Pass along the inside bottom edge of each drawer piece, then adjust the fence away from the blade. Repeated passes widen the groove. Simple rabbets milled on the front and back of the drawer create the box corner joints. Cut the rabbets using a tablesaw and assemble with glue and finishing nails. Cut the bottom panel to size-making sure it sits in the drawer bottom groove as you bring all four sides together.Let it slideMount the drawer slides onto 1/2″ plywood spacers. These spacers perform two functions: they extend the drawer slide mounting area beyond the stringer’s back edge; and, they are adjustable to accommodate the angled irregularities common with builder-grade stairs. Cut and install the spacers with screws. Each drawer slide comes in two pieces. One attaches the drawer to its mate on the stringer. First attach the drawer slides to the drawer box and then place the drawer on a couple of 1/4″-thick shims on the tread. Mark the mating drawer slide location on the plywood spacers. Level and attach the stair-mounted drawer slides and slide the drawer into place. The drawer should be flush with the front edge of the stringer when in the closed position.Complete the drawer by ripping the removed riser to width and attach it to the drawer box with screws from behind. Drill a 3/4″ finger pull hole and the first drawer is done. Fill any holes left over from the removal of treads and risers with latex filler and touch up with matching paint. Only ten more to go!My final design will be a staircase with around 4 stairs that will have 2 drawers. It will be built out of plywood and will not be very big. It will be  built and then painted to be white since I think white is the best looking colors on stairs. Out of 4 stairs only the 2 first ones will open and they will be to hold shoes. It will be around 6 to 10 feet which is not to big but not to small. It will have a kind of puller on the side so you will be able to open it. That will also be whiteCriterion C: Creating the SolutionCriterion C: Creating the Solution ( due December 14)Within Criterion C students produce a plan which incorporates evidence of time limitations, resources and details of the necessary skills required to create the solution.Students will demonstrate sufficient technical skills by following the plan to create, refine and present a final product. Evidence of skills may include, but is not limited to: · Photographic· Audio/Video· WrittenCriterion D: Evaluating (due December 20)Within Criterion D students will present data from authentic tests conducted against:· The design specification· The client/target audienceUsing the data students will explain how they could improve the product, and the impact the product has made on the client/target audience.GOOD LUCKW    Criterion D: Evaluating  


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