Category Archive: Design

Brainstorming: The Incredible 3D Printing Gumball Gallery

My latest project idea is The Incredible 3D Printing Gumball Gallery. The idea has been burning away in my head for the past week and I’m publishing it now to ask for help from… Continue reading

Proof of Concept: Interactive Art Synthesizer

3D Design: Personalize a Gimbal

Personalizing an existing model is a great introduction to 3D design. It gives budding designers an opportunity to explore a well-designed working model. Teachers and workshop presenters are often under time constraints when… Continue reading

Fujita Scale: 3D Design Challenge

The Fujita Scale 3D Design Challenge is to create a series of 3D printable models that illustrate the categories of tornado damage from F0-F5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujita_scale  Entries will be judged on 3 Criteria: –Accuracy: Do the… Continue reading

3D Printing for the Art Classroom

This is a story in which a hobbyist prepares to talk to Art students about 3D printing, a task for which he is totally unqualified. As a teacher by trade, he starts with… Continue reading

Experiment in Sharing 3D Printing Design in iBook

One of my motivations to work at STEM camp last summer was to purchase a Mac computer so that I could use iBooks Author. I had several projects in mind including helping a… Continue reading

PechaKucha Night D.C. – Vol. 19

I recently presented at a PechaKucha night in Washington D.C. with the theme Elements of Science & Design: Stories of Inspiration. It was a great experience and I wanted to share some lessons learned. PechaKucha… Continue reading

Collaborative Art Project: Bubbles on a Page

I have been invited to present at a Pecha Kucha event in DC on February 22nd. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capitol-pecha-kucha-vol-19-tickets-10462316069 Presenters show 20 photos which are shown for 20 seconds each. http://www.pechakucha.org As part of the presentation, I wanted… Continue reading

Designing a Year of the Horse Medallion

My school librarian is hosting a Lunar New Year Tea on January 31st. This annual event is an opportunity to share Asian culture with the school staff and also to highlight new library… Continue reading

Getting Started with Makerspaces and 3D Printing – VSTE13

Makerspace is an idea that students can learn by making. Here is a video of my Getting Started with Makerspaces and 3D Printing session from the VSTE13 conference. Presentation slides as a pdf and Keynote. (There… Continue reading

Project Idea: Pumpkin Tooth Replacement

“Every year millions of pumpkins around the world are the victims of tooth loss due to physical trauma, decay and improper ‘carving’. The Pumpkin Tooth Replacement Project seeks to provide low cost 3D… Continue reading

3D Printing Research Links

The following are links that may be of interest to students researching 3D Printing, specifically to projects incorporating consumer/hobby level , Fused Filament Modeling (FFM) style, printers. –A History of RepRap Development –Open… Continue reading