In this lesson, students design organic homeware by editing 3D scan data and display them online as digital inventory. By analysing a demonstration model and watching an informative video about its design and production, students gain an understanding of the opportunities with 3D printing and digital inventory. Working in teams, they then embark on a creative journey to create an online digital store of organic homeware by editing 3D scan data included in the lesson pack (or objects 3D scanned by themselves if they have access to a 3D scanner). Throughout the project, students gain feedback from various audiences such as parents, who help inform and develop design ideas. Finally, each team creates an outline proposal of how they could potentially turn their store into a business that operates without holding physical inventory.
The lesson can be incorporated into the study of science, design technology, art and design, computing and maths. The material can be adapted for ages 8-16. The curriculum is aligned to NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum standards. A comprehensive list of standards met is included in the lesson platform.
Example shell pen holder model and 3D scan data pack (STL)
3D scan to 3D print explainer video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)
Design workbooks (PDF)
Video design tutorials in Tinkercad and Fusion 360 (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)
Online model display tutorial video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)
Self-Paced Learning Option
PrintLab's student portal is home to the online learning resources required for each of PrintLab’s lesson plans (CAD tutorial videos, explainer videos etc), but it is also structured in such a way that gives users the option to work through each project online in a self-paced manner without a teacher/instructor. The perfect solution for distance learning, 3D printing clubs, passion projects or self-paced learning at libraries and makerspaces.