STEM Lesson for Center/Excessive College: Toy Robotic Product Design
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STEM Lesson for Center/Excessive College: Toy Robotic Product Design


Educate Your College students to Design Their Personal Robots

MatterHackers Schooling ambassador and head of know-how at BIS Washington, David Williams, leads a workshop in 3D design utilizing TinkerCad, featured on the ISTE21Live EdTech convention. David guides lecturers via a step-by-step lesson 3D modeling customized robots that college students can design after which fabricate with 3D printing within the classroom.

Create a free TinkerCAD account or use MatterControl to emulate the steps and apply making your individual robotic earlier than sharing with college students. As soon as your design is full, study the right way to implement quite a lot of bodily, software program and {hardware} strategies to make your thought a actuality and take a look at David’s instance robots created by college students which have been printed on an Ultimaker 3D printer utilizing MH Construct Sequence PLA.

Expertise Discovered on this Lesson

That is an introductory lesson meant to show the fundamental fundamentals of 3D design software program all applied inside a single mannequin, together with the next key ideas:

  • Making primary shapes resembling cubes and cylinders
  • Enhancing shapes by scaling, rotating, adjusting the variety of sides, and including rounded corners
  • Creating detrimental/hole house (aka subtractions)
  • Producing a customized 3D form from a 2D drawing
  • Grouping and mixing objects

Lastly, learn to rework your college students’ 3D printed toys into real-life merchandise by implementing the Mayku Vacuum Former, as demonstrated by David on the finish of the lesson. 

Observe together with the video tutorial under for an simply adaptable lesson into your STEAM curriculum that may have interaction college students in studying product design with enjoyable digital manufacturing strategies.

Digital Manufacturing for Center Schoolers: Product Design Made Doable

[To see more of the inspiring educational projects, live speaking sessions, and reviews of 3D printing tools and resources created by David Williams as a featured MatterHackers Education Ambassador, visit his collection page on the MatterHackers website here.]

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