3D Design with Young Makers

Fabrication Projects

3D Design with Young Makers
February 11, 2021 Uncategorized Anna Delia

TinkerCad remains one of the most powerful and accessible tools out there for design and modeling of 3D objects. When I first learned of TinkerCad, I was thinking of the end-goal to be 3D printing. However, I have reframed this in my mind – the best use of this tool is the visualization of 3D
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Ameria’s Guitar Case
January 10, 2020 Uncategorized Anna Delia

Ameria is a 7th grade student full of creative ideas and a strong do-it-herself mentality. I first met Ameria when she was a new student last year, and she came to see me in our transitional makerspace while the new facility was under construction. I was parked in the hallway with a laser cutter, Carvey,
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Mastery, Autonomy, Purpose
December 12, 2019 2019-2020,PK-5,Student Work,Uncategorized Anna Delia

I recently tuned into the Safe For Work Podcast and the hosts were giving a mention of Daniel Pink’s Drive. What really motivates us, and what really satisfies us? In their quick Cliffs’ Notes, what it boils down to is Mastery, Autonomy, and Purpose surrounding what we do, or what we are asked to do.
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Choice and Chase’s Bank
December 4, 2019 2019-2020,PK-5,Student Work,Uncategorized Anna Delia

As a lifelong MegaFan of systems it has been exhilarating and challenging to work in the space of deep student choice. In the makerspace we have to go far beyond welcoming choice; we really have to build an experience where choice feels the norm. We are learning through versions and drafts, through mistakes and following
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Celebrating The Process
November 13, 2019 PK-5 Anna Delia

Should we tell you we don’t care about the finished product? We have a Monday afternoon enrichment option here in in our Nido called “Maker Monday.” PreK Students who choose to stay after lunch on Mondays can participate in making activities. As a new Maker educator with our lab space opening just a year ago,
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3D Letter Boxes
November 7, 2019 Uncategorized Anna Delia

A combined K-1 class Making Experience P E R S P E C T I V E This is the focus word for our combined K-1 classroom this year. What a great word to choose for this first year of piloting a combined learning model. Everything depends on the perspective with which we choose to
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Ellis Phone Sleeve
April 11, 2019 Uncategorized NDiGi

Project Overview:    Initially, I was intrigued by a phone sleeve that someone designed and laser cut out of leather and wood. I thought it would definitely be an interesting and fun project to pursue, so I decided to try to create my own while making adjustments to adapt to my individual situation.    
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Hot Glue Gun Holder
January 24, 2019 2016-2017,Fab Fix,Student Work 18mehlou

WWOriginally when i started this project i looked online for already existing solutions to the problem of hot glue guns sitting sideways on tables and burning them. This above is what i found, it holds the hot glue gun alright, but not the larger sized ones. I then set out to make my own, this
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American Flag Hawken Stamp
November 14, 2018 2017-2018,Student Work,Uncategorized NDiGi

Katie Hamrle ’19 created a stamp for Hawken’s Alpha Company, a student ran club that supports all active and former military members. They are sending cards to Hawken alumni that are veterans and stamping the front of the cards with this American Flag inspired H stamp. By using the laser cutter, she created two woodblock
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Art Patterns Assemblage
November 28, 2017 2017-2018,Student Work NDiGi

Laser cut patterns drawn by hand and then laser cut. Assembled in the art class to form new creations form patterns.  

3D Printed Tripod
May 4, 2017 Uncategorized Student Demo

    Brendan Paul and I wish to build a Tripod model for his camera in order to prototype and bring to life a fully functional project. It may not contain all of the bells and whistles or be as complicated as a commercial grade model, however our goal is to make it work as
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Bench Project
May 4, 2017 2016-2017,Student Work Student Demo

This is the final tinker cad of our bench. This is the wooden laser cut of our model. the next and last step is putting it into the woodcutter and arranging the pieces! this is the correct model of my bench with the correct scale.  I have uploaded the file to Corel draw and I’m
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Wood Fidget Spinner Project
May 4, 2017 Student Work Student Demo

It’s been over a month since my last update, but I’ve made a lot of progress on making these spinners fully functional. So far, I have two iterations of the spinner with ceramic bearings in the center. I use glue and clamps to put the spinner layers together. One design has two 1/8″ layers, for
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Google Cardboard
May 4, 2017 Uncategorized Student Demo

  This was a very fun project.  It was a lot of fun to assemble.  The worst part about it was waiting for the lenses to come in from amazon.  Once finished, I had a lot of fun watching Virtual reality videos with friends.

3D Printed Parts for a Speaker
May 4, 2017 2016-2017,Student Work Student Demo

 As a part of Ian and Matt’s speaker project they asked me to help them print out two 9-Volt battery containers to hold the batteries inside the speaker. At first (as shown below) I took the dimensions of the battery provided and extended the inside of the box about a half of a millimeter more for
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H.U.N.C.H
May 4, 2017 2016-2017,Student Work Student Demo

Our school did an American Ninja Warrior type challenge which we built and designed for the school in two weeks. There were five obstacles: monkey bars, an a-frame wall, four balance beams, five step platforms, and a tunnel laced with rope. Our designs looked like this:     We spent about an hour and a
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Gpu Backplate Painting
May 4, 2017 2016-2017,Student Work 18mehlou

 I began experimented with painting methods when i applied spray paint to laser-cut acrylic. The idea being that I would etch out an area and then keep on the protective paper and spray paint so that the etched areas only would be painted. I found that it looks better when the surface is sanded down.
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2017 Infinity Mirror Project
May 4, 2017 2016-2017,Student Work Student Demo

I’ve decided to switch focus back to my original idea of an infinity mirror. Since we got back, I’ve edited my inkscape file for the mirror and today I transferred the file to the shop bot. It has actually been a lot more work than I expected to get to this point- I had to
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Carbon Fiber Guitar Project
May 4, 2017 Uncategorized Student Demo

This project began at the beginning of last year, when our teacher gave us the task to build something; it didn’t matter what, as long as we learned something from it we could build anything.  I decided to build a guitar because I had never built a musical instrument before, and I had always wanted
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Speaker Project
May 4, 2017 Uncategorized Student Demo

In today’s class we were able to finish the speaker and add buttons to increase sound and pause and change the song. This is the final iteration of the speaker that we will create for class. We will now create another speaker so that both Matt and I will have our own. It has been
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MAME Cabinet
May 4, 2017 2015-2016,2016-2017,Student Work Student Demo

Mr. D asked for me to make my second box fully functional, and so I have been backing up my SD cards and retropie folder. This involves me using multiple flashdrives and I asked if I could borrow a flashdrive to take home to move more games back over. Today I informed Mr. D that
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