Category Archive: Design

Foldable Rectangular Prism: Visual Tinkercad Tutorial

The foldable rectangular prism is a 3D printable manipulative for students to explore the properties of a geometric figure. The design was created in Tinkercad which is an easy to use and powerful design… Continue reading

Assistive Tech and 3D Printing: Designs and Links

A list of Assistive Technology related designs and links found while preparing a 3D printer demo for a group of Assistive Technology Trainers. If you have other Assistive Technology related links, please share… Continue reading

Tactile Writing Prompts

Test Day: The students walk into the classroom ready for a test on the novel they have been reading. They notice an envelope on each desk. The bell rings and the teacher says… Continue reading

Sharpie to 3D Print in 30 Minutes

Go from Sharpie drawing to 3D print in less than 30 minutes using this quick tutorial. This makes a great demonstration to introduce 3D printing. I have used this process with three different… Continue reading

1st Grade Guitar Maker

“Daddy? Can I use my scissors?” The question rolled down the stairs this weekend as I was working in the basement. My daughter is a MAKER. She buzzes and hums with creative energy.… Continue reading

Lesson Idea: The 3D Printed Foldable Cube

Here are more than 20 lesson ideas for using a 3D printed Foldable Cube, http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:75093, in the classroom. Follow the link to download the 3D file for the foldable cube and find information… Continue reading

Project Idea: Design a Historical Marker

Here is a project idea for students to create a historical marker. This project is a natural fit for social science but can be used in any content area. Challenge: Propose a design… Continue reading