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Students use a simple 2D sketch to 3D model workflow to create a range of useful clip accessories - available to subscribers of The PrintLab Classroom

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Project Overview

In this creative project, students use a simple 2D sketch to 3D model workflow to create a range of useful clip accessories. The project begins with an animation video, where students learn about the 2D to 3D workflow and its benefits as being a quick way to generate physical models. Using worksheets and tutorial videos, they then learn how to create 3 example models - a cable tidy, a bag holder and a filament clip. By analysing the aesthetics and functionality of the example models, students use their new skills to develop their own unique clip accessories.


Curriculum Details

The lesson can be incorporated into the study of maths, design technology, art & design and computing. The material can be adapted for ages 8-16. The curriculum is aligned to ISTE, NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum standards. A comprehensive list of standards met is included in the lesson platform.

Resources Included in Project:

  • Example clip accessories (STL)

  • Project introduction and explainer video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

  • Design instruction worksheets to create a cable tidy, a bag holder and a filament clip (PDF and Google Docs)

        • Tinkercad and Fusion 360 tutorial videos guiding students through the 2D to 3D workflow (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

        • Self-assessment document (PDF and Google Docs)

                  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.


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