**PrintLab has moved to a new and improved website! This platform will be closed on 1st December 2023. To view the new platform, go to http://www.weareprintlab.com/**


In this creative project, students design solutions to limit the spread of viruses such as Covid-19 on surfaces. The lesson begins with an animation explainer video about virus transmission on surfaces. Students then explore an innovative solution called Armie (by Print City at Manchester Metropolitan University) - a hands-free handle design that promotes the user to use their arm to open doors and drawers, limiting the spread of infectious droplets onto fingertips. By following tutorials to design and improve Armie for their classroom handles, students will be equipped with the foundational knowledge and skills to make their own unique solutions through a process of research, simulation, design, testing and iteration.

Included Resources

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

Example hands-free design solution - Armie (STL and PDF assembly instructions)

Project introduction and explainer videos (hosted on PrintLab's Student Portal)

Product analysis and storyboard worksheets (PDF)

Tinkercad and Fusion 360 tutorial videos guiding students in designing Armie (hosted on PrintLab's Student Portal)

Assessment Rubric (PDF and Google Docs)