Title – Sticky Situation
Subject – Design & Technology
Aim – Students to understand the importance of 3D modeling and making. Selecting the most appropriate software to produce a CAD model. Understand how to combine 3D printed parts with other materials.
Outcome – Students to come up with a method of reusing the discarded materials.
Age group – 11-16
Group size – Student groups of 3
Estimated time - 3 - 100 minute lessons
Resources/equipment/materials – Paper, plasticine, card plus other modeling materials, computers, 3D printer.
A local stick company has a large number of surplus sticks which do not meet with their specification. They would like to reuse them and turn them into a suitable item.
- You will have 8 of these sticks available to you.
- Between you come up with a possible use for them – the idea is to integrate the 3D printed part with the original materials.
- In your team, you will need to produce a combination of hand drawn designs and 3D models (using the plasticine) of your idea. Then transfer your design onto the computer using either SketchUp, Tinkercad or ProDeskTop.
- Each individual part must be no larger than 100mm x 100mm x 50mm high.
- Your team will also need to produce a range of ideas for a package (maybe a box). This will need to be made by you. Also, you will need to produce a marketing strategy to sell your product (any format you wish – PowerPoint Presentation, Poster etc.)
- At the end of the project your team will present your idea to the group – minimum of a 3 minute presentation.