Dowel Critter Challenge

Dowel Rod Critters

3D printing in the classroom is not easy to teach. One of the most difficult ideas to get students to grasp is how a parts can be assembled **after printing** to make something that is extra awesome.

This project introduces the idea of using a dowel rod to assemble a 3D printer project. It is a helpful way to help kids get started making things for the real world!

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This site holds the resources for Innovative Arts class, a class that replaced ‘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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