RobotLesson Plans - 3D Printing

Term 2 - 2018

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3D Printing

Both RobotiX and Digital Tech (Graphic Design) classes will be taking the 3D Printing course this term.


Join DashX's FunRobotiX to learn why 3D is the future!
Students will get to work hands-on with a 3D printer to bring their own creations to life!
CaterpillarWe will learn:

  • What 3D printing is
  • How a 3D printer works
  • How to deisgn 3D models (CAD)
  • How to print existing models
  • Types of plastic
  • What to look for if buying your own 3D printer

Students will design, print, and keep their own creations!

 

Students will have hands-on access to DashX's three 3D printers:

Creality Ender 3 Cocoon Create M3D Micro
Ender 3 Cocoon M3D

 

Lessons:

  1. Welcome to the Third Dimension - *Intro to 3D Printing*
  2. Your First Print - *Hands on with the Printer*
  3. Advanced Design - *3D Design Tutorial*
  4. 3D Scan Your Head! - *Photogrammetry*
  5. Advanced Printing - *Complex Prints*
  6. Make it Look Good - *Surface Finishing & Coloring*
  7. 3D Final Project - *Turn your Idea into Reality*
  8. 3D Final Project - *Finish it*


1) BREAK

BabyWeek #1 (Apr 16 to 20)

Enjoy a break as we get ready for the next term of Science!
Term 2 Classes will start May 9 to 11

 

Mr. Dash is expecting a new baby girl this week!

2) BREAK

BabyWeek #2 (Apr 23 to 27)

Enjoy a break as we get ready for the next term of Science!
Term 2 Classes will start May 9 to 11

Mr. Dash now has a new baby girl!

3) BREAK

Week #3 (Apr 30 to May 4)

Class starts next week!

Here is a checklist to help you get ready for your first day of class

  • $ Ensure your invoice is paid (email us immediately if you did not receive one)
  • Pencil Get required Materials
  • Apps Install all required Apps on your device
  • Clock Check what time your class starts - Schedule
  • Facebook Join the FunRobotiX FaceBook Group (also turn on Notifications)
  • Excited Get Excited!

4) Welcome to the Third Dimension - *Intro to 3D Printing*

Week #4 (May 7 to 11) 1st Class

Solar System

Lesson Concepts

  • Intro
  • How it works
  • What it's good for
  • Types of 3D printers
  • 3D Builder (Windows)
  • Tinker CAD – Intro
    • Create Accounts
    • Move Objects
    • Camera
    • Holes
    • Copy
    • Scale
    • Workplanes
  • Design Name Tags

3D PrinterWhat to Bring

  • Laptop
  • OPTIONAL: Your TinkerCAD Username & Password
  • Mouse (Optional, but highly recommended)

Summary

To 3D Print things, you need 3D designs to print. 
This week we will dive straight into 3D design CAD software (Computer Aided Drafting). 
We will design our first model that we will learn how to print next week.

5) Your First Print - *Hands on with the Printer*

Week #5 (May 14 to 18) 2nd Class

Moon

Concepts

  • Leveling
  • Loading plastic
  • Bed adhesion
  • Slicers (Cura)
  • Cura Settings
  • Print Name Tags

What to Bring

Summary

Now that we have designed a 3D name tag, we are going to learn how to print it.
3D printing is very slow, so we are going to start with smaller prints that are faster to print (about 10mins each)
Every student will have an opportunity to print their name tag on a 3D printer.

 

6) Advanced Design - *3D Design Tutorial*

Week #6 (May 21 to 15) 3rd Class

Bang

Lesson Concepts

  • Tinker CAD
  • Class project
    • train
    • octopus
    • rocket
    • boat
    • robot

What to Bring

  • Laptop

Summary

It is time to take our design skills to the next level!  With a little more training we should be able to design some pretty amazing things!

 

7) 3D Scan Your Head! - *Photogrammetry*

Week #7 (May 28 to Jun 1) 4th Class

Bang

Concepts

  • ReCap
  • Qlone
  • VisualSFM
  • MeshLab

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Phone or tablet
    (Apple or Android)
  • Qlone App (See below for links)
  • 3D scanning mat print-out
  • OPTIONAL: A small object to scan

Summary

Even if you’re an amazing 3D designer, there are something that are too difficult, or time consuming. 
Using a normal camera, and some very fancy math and software, we can learn how to turn our camera into a 3D scanner.  We can then scan anything (including our own head), and use it in our designs!

 

Get the App

Android Apple
Sound Pro
Qlone - 3D Scanning
Sound Pro
Qlone - 3D Scanning

 

8) Advanced Printing - *Complex Prints*

Week #8 (Jun 4 to 8) 5th Class

Bang

Lesson Concepts

What to Bring

  • Laptop

Summary

We now have lots of tools for making complex designs: 3D scanning, 3D CAD design, and now we are going to learn about all the libraries of designs other people have made.
But as the models get more complicated, so does printing them.  We need to learn some new tricks for printing fancy designs.

9) Make it Look Good - *Surface Finishing & Coloring*

Week #9 (Jun 11 to 15) 6th Class

Bang

Concepts

  • Surface Finish
    • Sanding
    • Painting
    • Sharpies
    • Paint pens
    • Spray paint

     

What to Bring

  • Laptop

Summary

Sometimes you can use a part straight off the printer, but often you need to do a little work on it first.  Parts can be sanded, painted, and glued, and we’re going to learn how to do all of that!

10) 3D Final Project - *Turn your Idea into Reality*

Week #10 (Jun 18 to 22) 7th Class

Bang

Lesson Concepts

  • Learn the problem solving model:

    1. Define the problem
    2. Analyze the problem
    3. Develop a solution/plan
    4.  Implement the plan
    5. Evaluate & revise the plan
    6. Share results

What to Bring

  • Laptop

Summary

You’re now ready for your final project!  You will choose a real world problem from your own home, create a solution, and then bring it to life with your new 3D printing skills!  It can be anything you imagine.

You will be given a budget of 30 meters of plastic (about 100g) and 1 hour of print time.

Ideas:

Problem Solution
I’m making a cool Lego project and don’t have a piece I need invent a new Lego piece
Our bags of chips are left open and go stale invent a chip-bag-clip
Our keys are a mess invent a key-holder rack
My toothbrush touches my brother’s invent a toothbrush holder
My little sister loves frogs and unicorns but doesn’t have a toy with both invent a frogicorn
I never hear my parents calling me invent a whistle
I lost the battery cover for something make a new one
I lose all my loose change invent a piggy bank
I don't have a certain pokemon create one

 

WormFlexiRex

11) 3D Final Project - *Finish it*

Week #11 (Jun 25 to 29) 8th Class

Bang

Concepts

  • Public speaking
  • Project presentation
  • Project Evaluation (self)

What to Bring

  • Laptop
  • Your final project

Summary

Congratulations, you’re now a 3D printing graduate! 

This class you will have time to finish your project (sand, paint, and assemble), and then present your project to the class!

Robot


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