A 5 lesson unit in which students will learn how to incorporate the engineering design process in 3D modeling techniques within the classroom or a school makerspace. Through the activities in the lessons, students create customized 3d printed parts for their GoPiGo robot. These lessons are a great introduction to 3D printing as it incorporates all aspects of the design process, teaches the tools and techniques to start 3d modeling with Tinkercad.com, and provides students with creative problem-solving challenges. These skills can be quickly and easily transferred to other 3D modeling projects within your classroom or makerspace.
*The first lesson introduces the design process, but 3d printing does not start until lesson 2.