Howdy! It was great to meet you at ACTE 2017.

Here is the Design, Make, Market activity in pdf format.

Equipment in demo: Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter, Ultimaker 3 3D Printer and a 3Doodler Create 3D pen.

Software in demo: to vectorize drawing, Silhouette Studio Designer Edition to import SVG and cut on vinyl cutter, Tinkercad to extrude SVG to create STL, Cura to slice STL for 3D printing, Morphi for 3D design on iPad.

Other design software that we use in our makerspace: Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, Gravit Designer, Graphic for iPad, Corel Draw, Microsoft Publisher and Fusion 360. That is in addition to some machine specific software.

The 3D printed ACTE is a customized version of WORD Sculpture by @ibudmen. Design inspired by Robert Indiana’s renowned ‘LOVE’ sculpture. You can customize your own at

The 3D printed Hidden Figures – Friendship 7 model is my original design. It won Formlabs 3D Design Awards for Top Educational Model.  An overview of the process to design this model can be found in this article.

Gumball Design Challenge Ideas: The Incredible 3D Printing Gumball Gallery was an idea I developed to showcase 3D design. I worked with a local middle school CTE teacher that used the idea as a class project and sold student design in a machine in the main office. See her student work here. That in turn led to the Ultimaker Gumball Capsule Challenge at Maker Faire Bay Area.

Hi! I’m Josh Ajima, Instructional Facilitator for Technology at the Loudoun Academy of Science and Dominion High School in Loudoun County Public Schools. Dominion High School is one of ten winners of the US Department of Education’s 2016 CTE Makeover Challenge. Learn more about our makerspace as well as access resources to start your own. Feel free to contact me via a comment on this post or on Twitter @DesignMakeTeach.

Bio: Designer. Maker. Teacher. VSTE Innovative Educator of the Year. Stanford #FabLearn Fellow. #CTEMakeover Challenge Winner. @Formlabs 3D Design Award Winner – Top Educational Design. @Inventables 50 States Carver Winner – Virginia. @Thingiverse Featured. @Make Digital Fabrication Review Team 2014/2015. 2nd place Outsider Art Fair NY 2016 Babel competition. @Ultimaker Pioneer. Blogger at YouTuber at