Thinking in 3D (Printing)

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Vacation Program

  • Monday, February 18, 2019
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 11 to 14
  • By Ana Tavares

Engineers build solutions.

Focus on three design challenges:
~ A Micro Bubble Wand: Design a small bubble wand with a socket to connect it to a wooden handle. Test it in a homemade and commercial bubble solutions.
~ A Finger Top: Construct a top less than 1.5" in diameter, with a 1/4" spindle socket. Work from 5 reference designs. Measure the spin duration with a stop watch.
~ A common whistle: print variations of a whistle. Test it for pitch, volume and clarity.

Learn to work within design parameters. Learn the basic tools of Fusion 360, a design program you can download at home for free. Learn to download reference designs from online libraries.

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