Category Archive: Make

3D Printing Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a school holiday in the US. I decided to 3D print a likeness of Dr. King to honor the legacy of the civil rights activist. I had… 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

Photogrammetry: Capturing 3D Images – VSTE 2013

Links and materials for Photogrammetry: Capturing 3D Images – VSTE 2013 session. December 8th, 11-12, Crystal Lobby -Hackerspace. Learn to capture 3D images using 123D Catch on IOS device or on digital cameras and… 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

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

The 3D Printer Dance

Add some fun to your next 3D printing demo with the 3D Printer dance. I created the 3D Printer dance to add a kinesthetic element to a 3D printer demo for an elementary… 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

Customizing the Learning Environment with 3D Printing

Here are some ideas I shared with a couple of Assistive Technology Trainers about how 3D printers could be used to customize and personalize the learning environment. Customization: A 3D printer can create… Continue reading