Today was the fourth day of exploration with a deep dive into Makers Empire and Bloxels EDU for our first graders.
Next week our designers will be connecting one of these creative tools to a project related to shapes.
Step 1: Design in Makers Empire
Note: Bracelet equals horizontal print, Bookmark equals vertical print
Step 2: Printing the Base Layer
Step 3: Adding the Ribbon
Week 1: Bubble wand and Keychain Challenge
Week 2 - Lithophane Challenge
My Example Lithophane Design
This video is a tutorial for students to create a night light lithophane from their favorite image. Last week students had the challenge of a bubble wand and keychain using Makers Empire. I want my students to learn other types of 3D printing too which has led me to try doing lithophanes with students. I am looking forward to what they create.
3D design and printing is not for the faint of heart. It teaches you that there is an art to persistence. Success requires the ability to reach out, find more information, and try over and over again.
Creating a Lithophane in Morphi
Printing Lithophanes on the Prusa web post
In my second printer settings, the print turned out beautiful.
My next adventure is to try to create a night light. Right now I am on my 3rd attempt.
Facebook Group - Lithophanes