Today I was approached with an idea from one of our first grade teachers. He wanted to know if we could use 3D printing to support the study of insects that students learn about in grade one. I started to think about a new feature in the MakerBot PrintShop app called Shape Maker. So I started to play. Check out what we are going to be trying with our first graders.
This past Thursday we had the pleasure of being part of the Fitchburg Back to School Block Party. Even Bucky learned how to use the Osmo. It was exciting to share with families about the technology that our students have the opportunity to work with as well as to show it in action. No one shows why it is important better than children.
Our school has been invited to showcase at the Back to School Fitchburg Block Party. So weather permitting I wanted to share about our SP Design Lab, 3D Printing, and more. So here is the what I hope to be printing from 5p-8p on Thursday, August 27th.
Step 1: Finding a Design
Step 2: Thingiverse Design 1
Step 3: Using PicSVG
Step 4: Yeggi Design 2
I'm so excited... and I just can't hide it. In previous posts, I shared about using the Osmo, Discovery Education images, and the Masterpiece app to create beautiful images. LeaAnne Daughrity showed us how to integrate the 3D Doodler into this process with the Osmo, DE, and the Masterpiece app.
So what could be even more exciting you ask.... wait for it.....
Yes... 3D Doodler has created a bunch of activities that mix media but even better they are doing a challenge of a Doodle Off Candle holder. So how could you use the Osmo, DE images, and the 3D Doodler to create you own original candle holder?
If you are not up to the challenge, don't forget the resources of projects that 3D Doodler is providing. Many of the projects can be customized with the integration idea that LeaAnne showed us using DE and the Osmo.
Over the course of the first week of our Maker Camp, we explored 3D printing using our Cube 2nd Generation 3D printers that were donated through MakerLab Club.
Our makers used Crafternoons to create their own original designs. The designs turned out amazing and the makers enjoyed watching their design come to life. The makers took their designs before I took pictures so I only have two pictures of the 25 designs that were printed.