In this class students will learn the basics of 3D Printing or FDM.  Students will learn the different types of 3D printers and how they work as well as how 3D printing plays a role. In today’s development of products and services.  In addition they will learn to design using TinkerCad as well as Fusion 360 which is a solid modeling design platform.  They will get to conceive, design and 3D print their own creations.  The sky is the limit for them.   

During the 2nd semester we will learn the basics of coding using a Circuit Playground Express.  This device allows us to turn on lights, detect motion, temperature, sound, push buttons, slider switch, capacitive touch and play sounds.  We will use a block based programming tool called MakeCode. Projects will combine what we learned in 3D printing with MakeCode to create some fun interactive devices.

The class is fit for boys or girls with have creative inquisitive minds that want to explore the wonderful world of physical computing.

Materials:

  • 6 Inch digital calipers
  • Mac or PC
  • Mouse