In this 1 hour lesson, students will be provided with a series of scenarios that involve using their school's 3D printing equipment to manufacture models for various clients. By uploading the provided STL files into their slicing software, students must adjust settings and calculate a range of factors, including print times, materials costs, operational strategies and more! 8 scenarios are included in the challenge workbook, including:
The lesson can be incorporated into the study of maths, computing and design technology and 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.
In this project students will:
experiment with slicing software settings to achieve desired outcomes as specified in a project brief
use mathematical calculations to achieve desired outcomes as specified in a project brief
use entrepreneurial skills to devise solutions to a range of given problems