Ordinary Level Projects

Design and make a decorative artefact to hold and display a personal music player.
The artefact should be lightweight, contemporary in appearance and should incorporate a music theme.
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Design and make an elegant artefact to hold and display at least six eggs on a kitchen worktop.
The design should incorporate a theme to reflect aspects of Irish wildlife. The artefact should complement the style of the existing kitchen.
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Design and make a decorative artefact to display a small number of medals and trophies.
The artefact should be designed to sit on a flat surface. The artefact should be elegant in appearance and should reflect a theme of personal interest.
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Higher Level Projects

Many young people like to use a laptop computer at home.
Design and make a freestanding artefact to hold and support a laptop computer when in use. The artefact must be mobile and capable of being stored in a confined place. You should demonstrate how you minimised your carbon footprint in the design, selection of materials and in the processes used to manufacture the artefact.
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In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of forests and biodiversity, the United Nations has dedicated 2011 as the International Year of Forests.
Design and make an artefact which celebrates the importance of forests in maintaining biodiversity and in preserving the world's fragile resources. The design should reflect the interdependence of all life forms on earth. The finished artefact should be inspirational and elegant in its setting.
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Young people often have small personal items which they wish to keep close at hand.
Design and make a decorative artefact to hold a number of such personal items. The design should be inspired by the natural beauty of wood and should celebrate the visual appeal of hand-crafted joints. The artefact should be of pleasing proportions and be attractive in appearance.
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