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Celebrate Student Success Using 3D Design & Printing

As educators, we wear many hats. We are listeners, planners, data collectors, and above all: motivators. In order to motivate our students, we are constantly looking for ways to celebrate their achievements. In this session, we will share ideas for designing prizes and other celebratory items to commemorate your students’ accomplishments for homework completion, attendance, and so much more!

Designing 3D Family Crests

Many students have become interested in researching their family history or genealogy over the last few years as advances in information technology have brought our family trees to our fingertips. In this session, we will discuss how to incorporate 3D design and printing into your science or social studies lessons on DNA, genealogy, family history, and our forefathers as we research and create family crests that can tell a story about our students' families.

MC: 3D Printing & Design: Session 4 - Going Further with TinkerCAD

Designing 3D models is made possible through computer-aided design (CAD) softwares. In session 4, we will continue to learn about the various tools in TinkerCAD to help you with your designs. We will explore how you can create patterns with the duplication tool, how you can place objects with precision using the workplace tool, and how you can engrave a text on your design. 

MC: 3D Printing & Design: Session 3 - 3D Design Intro with TinkerCAD

Designing 3D models is made possible through computer-aided design (CAD) softwares. In session 3, we will explore TinkerCAD, a free online collection of software tools that will help you design and create 3D models.

MC: 3D Printing & Design: Session 1 - Introduction

Join us for the first session in our 3D Printing and Design certification! We will start off the certification with an introduction to the series and then discuss the breakdown of courses, assignment requirements, and support resources. Then, we'll explore the basics of 3D design and printing.

MC: 3D Printing & Design: Session 7 - Slicing for 3D Printing

In this course, we will develop our 3D terminology by understanding the print settings of your slicing software. We will use the MakerBot Print and Cura to learn how support, speed, infill, among other things, can contribute to the quality of your printed design.

MC: 3D Printing & Design: Session 8 - Curriculum Integration

This is the last session of our micro-credential course and will include information about the final assignment.  We will explore a few website resources to look at how teachers have connected the subjects of math, science, social studies, and English (along with others) to 3D printing projects.  At the end, you’ll find out how to submit your final assignment to finish this course and earn your certificate.

MC: 3D Printing & Design: Session 5 - Teaching with TinkerCAD

In this course, we will do a deep dive into the TinkerCAD Classroom. Learn how to create a class, add students, create and assign your own activities, and experince the student/user interface.

MC: 3D Printing & Design: Session 6 - 3D Slash

In the session 6 of this series, we will take a look at other ways students can design 3D objects to be printed.  The website, 3D Slash, encourages designers to start with a block or sphere and “design by subtraction” using hammers, chisels, and digital spray paint.  This is a great alternative for creating .stl files and is lots of fun!

MC: 3D Printing & Design: Session 2 - Hardware & Materials

Let's explore the hardware and materials that bring your 3D designs to life! In session 2, we will showcase the Ultimaker and Makerbot 3D printers. We will cover the basics of each printer so that you feel confident setting them up in your makerspace.

Ultimaker: Optimizing Your 3D Print

The Cura software by Ultimaker is a free slicing software with over 200 settings to adjust your 3D print to fit your needs. Join us as we show you where to download the software and learn specific skills to enhance the details and optimize your 3D model.

MakerBot Sketch Basics

Need some help getting started with your new MakerBot Sketch printer? Join our session to explore the basics of MakerBot's Sketch 3D printer hardware. Learn the parts of your printer and how to get it set up to start your first print. You will also be introduced to the resources available through MakerBot including Thingiverse and MakerBot Cloud.