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Subject Area: Art
Learning Objectives: Students will learn basic principles of CAD and sculpture design.
Materials Needed: One computer, modeling software, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and at least one 250ft spool of 3D Ink per 2-5 students.
Brief Description: Students will use modeling software to design and print a 3D printable sculpture.
To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on it. We recommend one printer per every 2-5 students. The Micro or Micro+ 3D printer will need to be plugged into both the wall and the computer. Each printer will need to have a spool of 3D Ink feeding into the external port. A spool holder is also recommended.
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Lesson Plan:
1. Either individually or in small groups, students will use modeling software to design a unique sculpture. 2. Students will then print out their sculptures. 3. Students can paint their sculptures if they’d like.