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In this 2 part lesson, students will go through a series of mathematical calculations to help them to design and 3D print a puzzle cube. The puzzle cube is made up of various interconnecting pieces, which when placed together correctly, forms a perfect cube shape. In addition to mathematical calculations, students will also have to use problem solving skills to ensure their puzzle cube is 3D printable and that interconnecting pieces fit together suitably. Finally, students are challenged to create a case for their completed puzzle!

Included Resources

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

Demonstration models (STL)

Student workbooks (Google Docs and PDF)

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

Dissection puzzle and puzzle cube explainer video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

3D printing tolerance video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)