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I’m at Duke University for the inaugural Construct3D conference sponsored by Duke, Ultimaker, Autodesk, and ShopBot! Many thanks to co-organizer, Liz Arum, for encouraging me to attend. Below is the description from their website:
Construct3D 2017 is a national conference on digital fabrication focused on “3D printing” for higher education, K-12, and community education. Join us as we explore ways to foster student engagement, support research, and improve understanding using 21st century technology.
After a walk and a biscuits and gravy lunch with Ian Klapper of City and Country School, we made our way to Duke’s Technology Engagement Center for workshops and a tour of the Innovation Co-Lab Studio by its director, Chip Bobbert. Photos of the Co-Lab‘s awesome space for digital fabrication are posted below. Check out the mesmerizing wall of Ultimaker printers as well as laser cutters, CNC mills, 3D jet printers, a vending machine of engineering tools, and other tools that make me happy including a vinyl cutter and sewing machine.
Some videos from educator projects highlighted at Ultimaker’s table are below:
Pics from my lunch and walk with Ian are below:
Thanks to an invite from Liz Arum (computer scientist, designer, traveler, friend, and Education Director at Ultimaker), I attended an awesome meetup held at the Fat Cat Fab Lab in Greenwich Village on Thursday. I go to a ton of professional development opportunities in order to continue learning, stay abreast of current trends, and gather resources for me and my network at The Brearley School and beyond. This one had me at the title, Ultimaker and Autodesk’s Fusion 360’s Design Workshop for Educators, and the description only cinched it for me:
Want to check out Fat Cat Fab Lab, meet the Ultimaker 3, be introduced to or gain more confidence with Fusion 360, meet other educators interested in 3D, or just want to make a unique holiday gift? Here’s your chance! It’s Ultimaker’s first Education event at Fat Cat Fab Lab. Fat Cat Fab Lab is a member-supported makerspace in the West Village. It is a place for learning, designing, collaborating and building with traditional and digital fabrication tools with an emphasis on low cost open source innovation.
On Thursday December 8, between 6-9pm Ultimaker and Autodesk will be hosting a Fusion 360 3D Design workshop. The workshop will be led by Autodesk’s Fusion 360 expert Tanner Reid. Participants will design a personalized 3D printed lampshade compatible with an off-the-shelf Ikea lamp socket. Even if you have some, little or no experience with Fusion 360, you’ll learn ways to approach design for 3D-printing, how to get started with a new design, and how to best strategize for a “smart” model. Topics will include sketching, solid modeling, patterns, and the parametric timeline. Everyone will leave the class with a ready-to-3D-print lampshade file.
At the event, I reunited with friends (and former colleagues!) and totally enjoyed exploring Fusion360 to design a 3D lampshade for an IKEA SEKOND lamp! Here are some downloadable files created by others:
Here’s my final lampshade design being printed on the Makerbot 2X:
Also, check out the video below which describes the project:
Katie Klein (@KKleinNYC) and Jazmin Sherwood’s 6th grade math students are designing LEGOS in this third or fourth iteration of a project that we prototype and revamp each year. In the past, we’ve used a class account on Tinkercad to construct our 3-D shape, and this year students are working with Autodesk’s 123D Design (@Autodesk123D). Tinkercad is part of Autodesk’s 123D family of free apps for 3D scanning, designing, and slicing apps and software.
In our math project, students solve for the surface area and volume of a one-bump LEGO. Time allowing, they also engineer either a larger traditionally shaped LEGO brick or design a LEGO that isn’t part of a set yet. We are ever grateful to Jeremy Sambuca of The Hewitt School for opening my eyes to this project years ago during a presentation at the now-closed Makerbot store in SoHo.
Here’s the updated lesson plan Katie shared with the children today: