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Reverse engineering

This series of short videos from Khan Academy deconstruct and explain the way household items are designed and how they work including a digital alarm clock radio, a coffee maker, a tap light (a toggle switch light), a hair dryer, a DVD player, a universal remote and a digital camera.


Kriesler 'Playtime' transistor radio, 1960

This is a 1960 Kriesler Playtime portable transistor radio with accessories and original packaging. The radio has a grey-edged plastic frame and a nylon mesh front. A large clear-plastic tuning dial sits on the front right, has a gold-effect central knob and displays state radio frequencies. The radio is displayed on a ...


Make it go: energy source: assessment

Find out what you know about energy and what makes things work. Match a machine to its use and identify what makes it go. Answer true/false questions to show what you know about types of energy. View and print a report on your work. This assessment object is one in a series of two objects.


Sunbeam Mixmaster MX001, 1987

This is a Sunbeam Mixmaster MX001 manufactured by Sunbeam Corporation in Australia in 1987. It comprises a white moulded plastic stand, a leverable arm, a black plastic detachable turntable, a heat-resistant glass mixing bowl, a square chrome-plated beater and an oval chrome-plated beater. Other accessories in the set, ...


Mixmaster Compact food mixer, c2002-03

This is a Mixmaster Compact food mixer with packaging and instructions, manufactured from plastic and metal by Sunbeam Corporation. It features a combined removable handmixer with separately powered stand. The food mixer has two motors (one in the removable handmixer and a second driving the rotating bowl). There are no ...


Juicing cone prototype for Breville 800-class citrus press, 2003

This is a white plastic prototype of the juicing cone or reamer for the Breville 800-class citrus press manufactured from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) by Breville Design - Housewares International, New South Wales.


SunFX spray-tanning gun, 2004

This is a SunFX professional spray-tanning gun manufactured by SunFX International in New South Wales in 2004. It is made from white plastic and metal. A silver logo with the text 'SunFX' in raised lettering is on the side of the applicator near the nozzle. A silver trigger button is located inside the handle.


Concept sketch for Breville 800 Class Citrus Press, 2003

This is an early concept sketch of a Breville 800 Class Citrus Press, pencil on paper by designer Keith Hensel at Breville Design - Housewares International, New South Wales, 2003.


Sunbeam Mixmaster Professional MX8800, 2003-04

This is a red-and-silver Sunbeam Mixmaster Professional MX8800 manufactured by Sunbeam Corporation, China, 2003-04. It is a fully die-cast stand mixer, and includes large and small stainless-steel mixing bowls (only one bowl is shown here). It also comes with three types of beaters (only one type is shown here).