Tag Archive: 3D printing

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

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

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

Vine Animation Station

Create your own classroom animation studio using an IOS device, a stand and the Vine app. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vine/id592447445?mt=8 The Vine Animation Station is a quick and easy tool for students to share video of their work. Vine… 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

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

Foldable Cube on Thingiverse

I just posted my first original design for a 3D printed foldable cube on Thingiverse. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:75093 Thingiverse is a repository of designs that you can download for free and print on a 3D printer.… 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

Welcome to Design Make Teach

Welcome to Design Make Teach, a blog with tips, techniques, tutorials and lessons for 3D printing in the classroom and beyond.