iii 2017 STEAM Conference

Presented by Tser Lin Hetherton

Design with purpose – Learn how 3D design and printing is a possibility in your classroom.

This workshop will explore how the 3D design process can be used to complement the ‘Design & Technologies’ component of the Victorian Curriculum. From an initial sketch, you will learn how to bring a design to life using 3D (CAD) software. Learn how to export your design, ready for 3D printing. It’s time to bring your ideas to life!

Skill Level: Any
Device: Your choice
App Required: 123D Design (if using an iPad)

BYO: Device

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The Fab Lab

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Students and teachers can learn to design in CAD software using an iPad, Chromebook or computer. Once they have made their designs, why not bring them to life using a 3D printer.

Take a look at a range of student designs at The Fab Lab – Fabrication Lab.

Mini Tser Lin designed in CAD software – Total Hours 5, total attempts 5

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Mini Tser Lin printed 11 cms tall and in ABS material

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Create your own font (ttf)

Why use someone else’s font when you can create your own. Simply follow the instructions below to create your own font.

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Material: 

  • Access to a printer
  • Access to a scanner
  • Black fine liner

Instructions:

  1. Visit http://www.myscriptfont.com/
  2. Download the PDF template and print
  3. Write out the alphabet, characters and numbers
  4. Scan your handwriting
  5. Upload
  6. Name your font
  7. Download it as a TTF file
  8. From your downloads, double click to install

Available now from the hand of Tser Lin is Pigeon Scrawl. Click on the image below to download Pigeon Scrawl.

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Build with Chrome

Build with Chrome is a free 3D Lego builder that allows students and teachers to unleash their imagination on a base plate. The website enables users to build  their designs using Lego blocks. A great way to introduce students to a 3D workspace. Expose students to mathematical language such as:

  • Orbit
  • Perception
  • Depth
  • Aerial view
  • Height
  • Zoom + –

Teachers can choose to publish their pieces on Google Maps. Take a look at some of my designs. Be aware to select the right location and workspace before publishing to Google Maps. I ended up in ACT, Australia – Quite far from home.

Available on all devices.

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