Design a Personalised Chopsticks Holder

Learn about 3D printing for personalised products before creating a chopsticks holder

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In this 1 hour lesson students will explore the pros and cons of mass production vs 3D printing before designing their own personalised model. After the introduction presentation and discussion session, they will go through their student workbook to design and 3D print a personalised chopsticks holder using Tinkercad software. The lesson involves context about mass production along with CAD design and 3D printing. Enrolling in the lesson will give you complete access to the teacher training material and lesson documents. This includes content to help you prepare and deliver the lesson along with design tutorials so you become familiar with the process prior to teaching it in the classroom.

Subject Areas

The lesson can be incorporated into the study of art and design, design technology or computing and can be adapted for ages 8-15. The curriculum is aligned to NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum standards. A comprehensive list of standards met is included in the lesson platform.

Learning Criteria

In this lesson students will:
- develop contextual knowledge of mass production
- develop contextual knowledge of personalised products

- explore the pros and cons of mass production vs 3D printing

- design personalised CAD models to set dimensions
- manufacture personalised products through 3D printing

Equipment List

Each student will require:
1 x laptop/computer with mouse and internet access

The teacher will require:
1 x screen for presentation
1 x 3D printer and PLA filament (http://weareprintlab.com/products)
1 x laptop/computer with mouse, internet access and slicing software (or Polar Cloud) for the 3D printer

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