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.

Included Resources

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

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)