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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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Lesson 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.


Subject Areas

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 (MP4)

  • 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 (MP4)

        • Self-assessment document (PDF and Google Docs)

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