3D design is a powerful tool to practice Math and Design, encourage creativity and innovation, and promote critical thinking and problem-solving! In this intro-level class, students will learn how to use a user-friendly platform called Tinkercad. By manipulating shapes and then adding or subtracting them from other shapes, students can turn their imagination into three-dimensional objects. Students will learn basic 3D design knowledge and skills including:
Students will utilize the knowledge to create projects like Name Plate, Dream House, Fidget spinners, Chess sets, Rainbow effect cartoon characters, Future city buildings, and finish the class off with a Pizza Store Roadshow presentation.
Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything! Since it became available in 2011 it has become a popular platform for creating models for 3D printing as well as an entry-level introduction to constructive solid geometry in schools.
Hardware Requirements: a mouse is recommended.
No class on 2/19, 3/26, and 4/9. Register two or more classes and receive $10 off each class.