New kid on the BLOK!

Over the last year Mr Woodward, one of our D&T Teachers in Senior, has been developing an educational building block (a bit like LEGO) with the end goal of having a product that can be manufactured commercially. Mr Woodward’s new product is called BLOK and forms part of a much bigger range of products that can be used for educational play as well as being a great teaching/learning resource for STEM subjects.
When manufactured, the parts will be sold in kits or playsets. However, the unique selling point of BLOK is that D&T teachers and students can also develop and 3D print their own parts for it to extend its usability and lifespan. Essentially, it is a sort of open source LEGO and already has many potential uses.When manufactured, the parts will be sold in kits or playsets. However, the unique selling point of BLOK is that D&T teachers and students can also develop and 3D print their own parts for it to extend its usability and lifespan. Essentially, it is a sort of open source LEGO and already has many potential uses.

BLOK is now registered with the UK IP office and has been developed into a large (1000 page) multi-skill teaching resource which is available on the TES, where teachers worldwide can access it.

 

The project also features in the latest edition of DATA’s Design Practice magazine, in which Mr Woodward has been featured in several published articles since joining RST. This project reflects the approach to creativity and innovation using new technologies that the D&T department is well known for and these innovations have also featured in numerous publications and competitions.

 

We look forward to seeing BLOK being used as a learning resource in our classrooms first here at RST!