Students began imagining and 3D printing their own designs this week. If you've been searching for a use for our 3D printer in your class, take a hint from the 7th grade math students: students can design and print their own small items on our Makerbot Replicator 2.
Ms. Gorman, Palgut's and Davis assigned their students the task of designing and building a game that uses math. The students themselves realized they could 3D print game pieces that would match their game's theme. Several groups of students came to our media center makerspace to design and print their pieces.
Here are some useful resources to get started:
Tinkercad is a free website students can join to easily CAD (computer assisted design) without any prior experience. They just drag and drop shapes they want then customize their designs and adjust the specs according to their needs.
for class projects contact Ms. Gurthie
For student projects go here to fill out a request for 3Dprinting http://msgurthie.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/STEAM
It's that simple! Kiron says using Tinkecad is "like building in Minecraft: it's that fun!"
Donald says "This is the most fun I've ever had in school"
Here are Kiron and Donald demonstrating the process of printing their Tinkercad-designed game pieces:
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