Various depending design – top no lager then 25mm (diameter) – base no larger than 70mm x 90mm
Number of pieces:
1 per student
During this project, students have been using various techniques that they have learnt from skills test projects to create a Vase. Students have worked with wood, plastic and metal to create a vase. Previously students have inserted a glass test tube as part of the vase. Students will create their own individual insert for the vase.
Students will be able to:
- Personalise their product
- Understand Tinkercad
- Learn 3D printing techniques
- Create and print in 3D STL models of their chosen vase insert design
Discussion of tools within Tinkercad and re-cap how to perform basic actions.
Discuss that the top of the Vase must not have a diameter larger than 25 mm due to the size of the forstner bit used at the top of the vase. Discuss the size of the base of the insert as it will sit on a plastic base measuring 70mm x 90mm.
Discuss how to transfer the file (STL) to Flash Forge Finder – individual basis when appropriate.
Re-cap the unit of work covering Vase – workshop techniques.
Discuss with students the shapes that could be used – students would have already carried out research as part of the project. Remind students of the size restrictions for the insert. Top no larger than 25 mm base no larger than 70mm x 90mm.
Students can use hand sketches from research to assist in the drawing on Tinkercad
Step 1: Students to use prior research to decide on what shape they would like the insert to be
Step 2: Students draw on prior knowledge of Tinkercad to draw chosen
Step 3: Student to export to Flash Forge Finder and scale to ensure the insert will fit within the vase
Step 5: Printing – each student to print their vase insert
Step 6: Students to attach insert and complete making of the Vase
Step 7: Students to photograph Vase for production log
Age of students
Computer design, 3D printing
2-3 lessons (50 minutes)
PLA Prior to the lesson, Plywood, plastic, aluminum, nuts and bolts, pop rivets.
Spatula, pliers, glue Prior to lesson – coping saw, Tenon saw, bench hook, glass paper, flat file, pillar drill, belt sander, electric drill, strip heater, forstner bit.
Tinkercad, Flash Forge Finder
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