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Hi I am Susan and I stumbled on this site that is WAY over my head, and I am hoping someone could help me please. I am actually a baker who is making a cake for a boy with cancer who is a NY Ranger fan. I found an awesome file here on Thingiverse that I can apparently print at my local library, but I have no clue how to start. They said it needs to be a .stl, .obj, or .thing file, but when I download it from Thingiverse it is not saving that way - I can't figure out how to change it. Would anyone be able to help explain it, or send me the correct format? I reached out to the person who created it, but not sure how often he checks his emails...time is of the essence. Thank you so much!
I wrote up some OpenSCAD lessons for use in a classroom. The plans are intended for students that have only a basic understanding of OpenSCAD and teach the basics of parametric and modular design. At the end of the series students will have played with an existing design and created their own parametric and customizable project.
I would love any feedback or notes if you use these lessons!
Most of the time, a 3D printing classroom activity involves students actually designing and creating their own 3D models. But sometimes you just want something cool to use in class that provides an outlet for hands-on interaction to help illustrate an idea or teach a concept. Here are some great examples of the latter type of model. 3D print these models and use them to teach math or science in your classrooms, or get inspired to build a lesson around these models and have students create their own.
- Nets of a Cube - Geometry Manipulative Set by DesignMakeTeach
- Surfer's Tension by 4MULE8
- Center of mass manipulatives for calculus classes by DesignByNumbers
- The Frog Dissection Kit by MakerBot Curriculum
If you know of other favorite models that are great for classroom manipulatives, please let us know in the comments :)