Various depending on size of feet
Number of pieces:
4 per student
During this project, students will further develop their product (Gumball Machine) to create an individual look by creating their own feet and not using the Acrylic feet provided.
Students will be able to:
- Independently research different types of sweets to include shape/texture/colour
- Personalise their product
- Understand Tinkercad
- Learn 3D printing techniques
- Create and print in 3D STL models of their chosen sweet feet design.
Discussion of tools within Tinkercad and re-cap how to perform basic actions.
Discuss the variety of sweets – traditional – modern
Discuss how to transfer the file (STL) to Flash Forge Finder – individual basis when appropriate.
Re-cap the unit of work covering Gumball Machine – workshop techniques.
Discuss with students the shapes and colours used – students would have already carried out research as part of the project
Students can use images on line of sweets to assist in their drawing.
Step 1: Students to use prior research to decide on what type of sweet they would like to add as the feet for the Gumball machine.
Step 2: Students draw on prior knowledge of Tinkercad to draw chosen sweet – students to consider shape/texture
Step 3: Student to export to Flash Forge Finder and scale to ensure the feet fit the Gumball Machine
Step 5: Printing – each student to print their feet (x4)
Step 6: Students to attach feet to Gumball machine
Step 7: Students to photograph Gumball machine for production log
Age of students
Computer design, 3D printing
1-2 lessons (50 minutes)
Spatula, pliers, glue
Tinkercad, Flash Forge Finder
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