In this 2 hour project, students will design and 3D print a personalized gift for a friend or family member. The process begins by selecting a range of objects from the classroom and placing them on a long table. Research takes place to determine how the products were manufactured and a gallery display of findings is created. 3D printing is then introduced by students learning how to design a personalized chopsticks holder. Mass manufacturing vs 3D printing is discussed and finally, students are challenged to create a unique, personalized gift.

Included Resources

Curriculum alignment documents (ISTE, NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum Standards)

3D printing vs mass production explainer video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

Video design tutorials in Tinkercad and Fusion 360 (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

Challenge sheets (Google Docs and PDF)