Friday, February 11, 2011

Planned Obsolescence

What is planned obsolescence? See this video and answer the questions here.

Comprar, tirar, comprar


1) What interesting object is there at Livermore´s fire station?
2) Who did it invent and where was it manufactured?
3) Which invention was the first “victim” of the Planned Obsolescence?
4) What hapenned at the Geneva´s meeting in the 1924´s Christmas?
5) Who and when did invent the lightbulb? What was its life cicle?
6) The term “planned obsolescence” , who, where and when was it defined?
7) Who was Brooks Stevens?
8) What can control a printer´s life cicle?
9) What happened when Dupont company designed the nailon tights?
10) Who, where and when did present a long life lightbulb? What happened to it?
11) What happened at the beginning of the 21st century with the Apple´s ipods?
12) It is prohibited to send electronic waste to the third world, then how is it possible that countries like Ghana acumulate them?
13) What does Warner Phillips sell? Who is him?
14) What idea does “cradle to cradle” defend?
15) What word resume the thought of the decreasing movement?
16) How does Marcos solve at last the problem with his printer?
17) How do you define the Planned Obsolescence? Do you agree with it?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Crackers

Do you know what a Christmas Cracker is and how to make it? Learn about it and then we will make one in our workshop.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Let´s start reading and working about basic electricity concepts.

Recycle, reduce, reuse

You know it is very important that our activities do not have negative impacts on the enviroment. But, what can we do every day? Let´s read and work about that.s

Thursday, November 11, 2010

How to pronounce some tool names.

If you click here here or here, you can learn some tool names and how they sound.
Now, make a list with the names of the tools you use at the workshop and translate them into Spanish.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Electrical circuits.

Read and think about electrical components, measurings and concepts in some circuits.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The History of invention.

There are lots of inventions that have changed the way we live.
Check out a few of them here!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010