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A hole-y good idea

12 July 2016


Three St Paul's Collegiate School students won the young Inventor Innovation Award for the Crankholder – a post hole borer holder. Crankholder stabilises the borer, eliminating the twisting action. This efficiency turns post hole boring into a one-person (traditionally two person) job.

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Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify that technology involves people designing and making technological outcomes for an identified purpose.  1
Characteristics of technological outcomes Use this and other examples to discuss the implications of viewing fitness for purpose in its broadest sense on the design and development of technological outcomes.  8




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Keywords: agriculture, award, construction and mechanical, characteristics of technology

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