In this 1 hour lesson, students undertake a series of design challenges to fix broken artefacts using 3D scan data and Tinkercad software. After an initial introduction to 3D scanning for preservation and restoration, students are provided with a workbook to guide them through 4 challenges. Each challenge involves students importing STL scan data into Tinkercad (or Fusion 360), where they will fix or recreate the broken artefact. The aim of the challenges is to educate students about the opportunities of 3D scanning for cultural heritage and as a homework assignment, they are asked to create a short report or presentation about their findings.
In this project students will:
Develop an understanding of 3D scanning for preservation and restoration of artefacts
Use CAD software and 3D scan data to fix and recreate a range of artefacts
Use 3D printing techniques to manufacture restored artefacts
Use knowledge gained from design challenges to create a report/presentation on 3D scanning for cultural heritage