Category Archive: Design

Designs for Diversity and Equality

Design Challenge – MLK 2017

Thingiverse recently added MLK as a Featured Collection on their front page. Designs in a featured collection receive huge increases in number of views and downloads. The problem is that the collection only features… Continue reading

WIP 002: Flexy Tree

Here is another Work in Progress post. Text file is filling up with ideas. I’m using iA Writer to post a draft directly into WordPress which is pretty cool. Saves a step or… Continue reading

Othermill Linoleum Stamp

This is a quick project journal entry to document creating a linoleum stamp on the Othermill Pro. I have been trying to figure out workflow and some project examples to share with teachers… Continue reading

Tinkercad Design Takes Silver in International Art Contest

Little bit of old news, but I took 2nd place in an art contest at the Outsider Art Fair NYC (Jan 21-24 2016) this year. Curated Space: Babel called on designers, architects and… Continue reading

Lesson Plan: 3D Printed Lithophane

I submitted the following, Lesson Plan: 3D Printed Lithophane, as a last minute entry into the FormLabs: Innovate and Educate Challenge in hopes of winning a Form 2 resin 3D printer. Entries composed of a lesson… Continue reading

An Interview with DesignMakeTeach

I’ve received 3 interview requests in the past few weeks via email. Takes a chunk of time to respond so I feel like I should at least get a blog post out of… Continue reading

Looking for African American History on Thingiverse

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opened September 24, 2016 in Washington D.C. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to documenting African American life, history and culture.… Continue reading

3D Printable Dash Accessories

At the April STEM camp meeting I was asked to 3D print bulldozer blades for a set of robots. One of the STEM camp teams was going to use Dash robots from Wonder… Continue reading

Make48: Design Time

Over the June 10th-12th weekend, a horde of inventors descended on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for the Make48 competition. The challenge for the DC event was eco-friendly household products centered… Continue reading

Kindergartners Make Marvelous Mother’s Day Pendants

An elementary art teacher asked me to help with a Mother’s Day project for her Kindergarten class. She wanted heart shaped cookie cutters of a specific size for cutting out clay tiles. I… Continue reading

Experiment: SketchFab Embed

Experimenting with using SketchFab to embed 3D previews of models in blog posts. Learn more about creating custom 3D printed dice for the classroom. Fraction Die by DesignMakeTeach on Sketchfab If you are… Continue reading