I Have a 3D Printer - Now What?
Participate and share : Poster
Wednesday, December 2, 3:00–4:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Begin with 3D printer basics, such as finding objects to print and design, slicing, and printing objects. We'll dive into Tinkercad and Thingiverse Customizer, Sculptfab, and discuss how you can teach design-thinking skills to create objects to solve a problem. Explore lesson plan libraries & free 3D printer tutorials.
|Audience:||Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Most programs will work online without an account.
|Topic:||Maker activities & programs|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
There are five learning objects
1 - Participants will understand the design thinking process and how students can be creators with the 3D printer being the device for their creations
2 - Participants will learn where they can find educationally relevant 3D objects to print - such as historic artifacts objects from the Smithsonian Institute, or body parts from the National Institute of Health
3 - Participants will learn how to create/customize an object for printing - such as an object from Thingiverse or Cookie Caster
4 - Participants will learn to create an object to solve a problem using a program such as Tinkercad
5 - Participants will learn about other 3D printer programs and online tutorials which are less known including 3DSlash, Sculptfab, and the free Tinkerine 3D printer classes.
Learn the printing process from finding or designing an object, slicing, and printing (10 minutes)
Explore resources to help them learn about 3D printing from free training courses to downloadable books (5 minutes)
Explore 3 - 5 websites where users can find 3D objects relate to education which may be downloaded for later printing- such as historic artifacts objects from the Smithsonian Institute, or body parts from the National Institute of Health (10 minutes)
Create/customize an object for printing - from Thingiverse Customizer and (15 minutes)
Explore the design thinking process - watch short video about design thinking and the Design Problem Bank (10 minutes)
Create a simple, entry level project in TinkerCAD - learning the tool if they are a new user (15 minutes)
Learn about other 3D printer programs such as 3DSlash, Sculptfab, and Terrain2STL (20 minutes)
Next steps and wrap up - what are they excited to try (5 minutes)
Participants will leave with one or more 3D object files (.stl files) which they created. These may be printed later on their own 3D printer.
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