Makerspace Summer 2021

Makerspace Summer 2021

About the Class

 

Design Process

The Engineering Design Process

Tinkercad

Tutorial for Beginners in 9 Minutes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOs6Mdj7y_4

Tinkercad iPad Basics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XETfStn9Ls8

Organic Shapes in Tinkercad (advanced)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyYeR76vEzE

Makerspace Tutorials – Tinkercad Advanced Tricks 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaCCji-nLVc

 

3D Printing Projects

3D Model Project – 1a – “Initial Impression”

Criteria For Success

  1. Model includes a hand-designed letter.
    1. Letter must be the initial of the first name you like to be called.
    2. Letter must have more than just four sides. For example, two rectangles connected together to make a T is not enough. The letters can be rounded, beveled, indented, etc.
  2. The letter must have at least three objects (or two objects and one word or phrase) that describe things about you that you want to share. Examples include soccer balls, trees, books, animals, etc. If you choose to make a word or phrase, you can use the built in fonts and letters in Tinkercad. For the objects, you can use built-in objects from Tinkercad

Areas for Critical Thinking

  • Is the design pleasing?
  • Is the design too busy or too boring?
  • Can you tell what the letter is?
  • Can you tell what the objects represent?

3D Model Project – 1b – “Special Award”

Criteria for Success

  1. Design must have at least 10 independent objects linked together.
  2. Design must connect somehow to the purpose of the award. For example, a reading award could look like a book or a brain; a kindness award could be a heart or a hand.
  3. Design must have at least one word or phrase embedded or raised on the design. Embedded usually looks 100% better…
  4. Design must have a place for a label or plate so that a name can be placed for multiple recipients.

Areas for Critical Thinking

  • Is the design pleasing?
  • Is the design too busy or too boring?
  • Can you tell what the award is for?
  • Would you display this award in your room?

 

3D Model Project – 1c – “Skyscraper and Starship”

Criteria for Success

  1. Design must have at least 10 independent objects linked together
  2. Design must sit upright and look like a skyscraper
  3. Design must look like a spaceship when it is picked up and swung around with spaceship noises

Areas for Critical Thinking

  • Is the design pleasing?
  • Is the design too busy or too boring?
  • Does it look like a skyscraper and a starship?
  • Does it transform in the two different scenarios (stationary and moving)?

 

3d Model Project – 1d –  “Making for the Real World”

This project is different from the first three because success is all about solving a real world problem or purpose. One example is a coat hook that has holes in it that allow it to be screwed into the wall. Another is a connector for a building set (lego, hot wheels, marble track, etc) that does not currently exist. Another is a pedestal on which someone can rest their glasses.

It turns out that there are a million things that you can make that will serve yourself or someone else. The goal of this project is to make something useful in the real world.

Criteria for Success

  1. The final printed object works as intended
  2. The final printed object looks good enough that someone would actually use it their house or workspace

Areas for Critical Thinking

  1. How well does the object perform its intended function?
  2. Would you use it in your house?