3D Printing & Product Design Maker Camp
The precursors to the Star Trek Replicator are found in today’s Makerspaces, and the most common of all is the 3D Printer. In this hands on Maker Camp students will learn not only how to use a 3D Printer, but more importantly, how to use CAD software to design 3D Models ready to print.
First, to get the basics, students will model and print a chess piece of their own design. Then we’ll move into more open ended product design. Students will learn the Design Thinking Process as they create an original prototype as their final project!
The software we teach in class, 123D Design, is free and runs on Macs, PCs and iPads. And though there are great 3D Printers for well under $1,000 these days, your students can keep making things without one, by using services like Shapeways or joining a local Makerspace like TechShop.
As your student shortens the distance between their imagination and reality they will experience first hand the excitement that comes with being part of the growing maker movement. They’ll also bring home their very own 3D Printed objects to display around the house, and more importantly have the skills needed to continue on their journey of making.