Category Archive: Make

Happy Earth Day! Trash Monster

Happy Earth Day! Challenge: My 1st grade daughter was given a class assignment to create a Trash Monster out of recycled materials for Earth Day. Design: Drawing the design wasn’t technically part of… Continue reading

Design Make Share: Foldable Tetrahedron Example

How does the Design Make Share method work? Here is an example. PROBLEM/CHALLENGE: How can an object be printed that has smooth sides?  (3D printed object can have a layered surface texture as an… Continue reading

Design Make Share: An Outline for MAKING in the Classroom

Ready to dive into 3D printing in the classroom? Your students and colleagues will be energized by having access to the latest technology. But be careful, if you just start printing without a… Continue reading

MAKING in the Classroom: The First Step

The first step to integrating MAKING in the classroom is starting. MAKING is about doing. It is not enough to read articles or watch videos about 3D printing. You have to make the… Continue reading