Beginner Engineer: Drawings to 3D Prints

 

Step One: Spend time brainstorming

This is the most important step – do not skip it! Innovative Arts students use the random idea generator (instructions here) to generate possible ideas. The full course on creativity can be found here.    

Step 2: Browse these ideas to customize this project – make yours even more unique

  • Make projects that stack up somehow
  • Can a letter also be an animal?
  •  You can combine drawings in TinkerCAD – one could be the side, another could be the top, 
  • What shape in tinkercad could you customize using a drawing?
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Step Three: Start Making!

 

Adjust after your first attempts

As you build, you will probably think of improvements to make or ways to make your project better. You may even decide to start over with a better idea. Most projects need several changes before they are finished!

Useful links for teachers:

This site holds the resources for Innovative Arts class, a class that replaced our technology class in our middle school. Students learn to create as engineers, designers, and more. At the same time, we are learning about our brains/mindsets (‘Puzzle‘), engage technology (‘Shift‘) and the creative process (‘Create‘).

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