1)Italy 70X45x10 mm overall. 2)Spain 70x48x10mm overall. 3)Germany 100x48x10mm overall. 4)Portugal 49x70x10mm overall. 5)Hungary 93x46x10mm overall. 6)Slovenia 95x48x10mm overall. 7)Czech. Rep.70x48x10mm overall. 8)Poland 83x48x10mm overall. 9)UK 100x60x10mm overall. 10)Ukraine 75x50x10mm overall. 11)Montenegro 100x49x10mm overall. 12)Albania68x49x10mm overall. 13)Belarus 85x48x10mm overall. 14)Andorra 48x69x10mm overall. 15)Monaco 63x50x10mm overall
Number of pieces:
The lesson is about designing and printing of European Union and extra European flags in order to understand and recognise the flags of countries that are part of the European Union and Extra European countries and to identify the right geographic position of them. There will be a total of 15 between EU and Extra EU flags. Students will also understand the 3D printing techniques.
The students will be able to:
– Design the EU and Extra European flags with Rhinoceros or Sketchup or Inventor Educational or with other suitable CAD software.
– Identify the different flags and consequently the different European Union and extra European countries. The selected countries are:
– Create in their mind a mental map of EU and Extra European flags selected and the related colours that belong to them.
– Know and locate the flags to the right geographic position of the European countries.
– Prepare CAD files to be printed.
– Learn 3D printing techniques.
– Setting the 3D printing file.
– Print the 3D model of the selected flags
Preparation about the guided lesson in the classroom. To consider the exercises that could be developed during the classroom lesson in order to make the lesson as interactive as possible.
– To introduce the topic and the objective (the concept of Europe and the flag and its transformation along the years).
– Explain the basic of the 3D software to use use for e.g. Rhinoceros or Sketchup or Inventor Educational.
– Guided designing of the flags.
– Explain how to save the file and how to export to the suitable format for the 3D print (.STL, .OBJ…).
– Explain the basic about 3D printing.
– Explain how to set the file on the coding software, Cura.
– Show how to obtain the G-Code.
– Explain how to prepare the 3D printer for launching works.
– Design the EU and Extra European flags before with some sketching and then using CAD software e.g. Rihnoceros or Sketchup or Inventor Educational.
– Saving and exporting to the suitable format, STL. OBJ….
– Select the suitable setting on Cura for printing the flags.
– Launching the file on the 3D printer.
– Try the design.
– Participate in the exercise proposed by the teachers.
Age of students
Basic CAD, 3D print, geography, art and technique skills.
4 lessons, each of it made by 60’
Spatula, glue, pencils, sheets, ruler, computer, colors, stickers for logos.
Cura, Rihnoceros or Sketchup or Inventor Educational
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