Over the last few weeks, students in Ms. Zorr's class have learned a lot about 3D design and measurement.
The final prints are well worth the journey. But the failures ultimately taught us the most.
Guidelines for the reboot and redesign on Thursday:
1. All holes will need to be a diameter of 42-45mm. What will this look like in a heart shape? How can you ensure that it is this diameter?
2. Walls cannot be super thin.
3. Holes in the walls need to be small and not near each other. Which holes will not work?
4. The design cannot have floating shapes.
As we played with Makers Empire and learned how to manipulate shapes through the snowman challenge and other challenges, I realized that too many of the students really couldn't see what they were creating in the physical environment which is why we used model magic and took a learning session to physically create a candle holder. It was also important that students not accept their first physical design as I planned to require multiple designs in Makers Empire before students would select their final design.
Students in Ms. Zorr's class started their first prototype design of a candle holder. They have had lots of fun with making holes.
Students in Ms. Zorr's class have started a challenge to create a unique candle holder with our 3D design program Makers Empire. For a week, they explored and did different challenges. Today they created a physical model of their design using model magic.