The process begins with a short presentation and discussion session, where the teacher will give an overview of ergonomic design. This will be followed by a demonstration of the 3D scanning process, where the teacher will use a ready-made clay pen model as an example.
Following the presentation, students will sketch out ideas in their workbook and design their clay models.
In session 2 students will individually scan their clay models, one by one. Whilst each student operates the 3D scanner, the rest of the class will take the knowledge gained from session 1 and continue to create a whole range of ergonomic models out of clay.
In the final session each student will have a scanned model of their pen. They will go through an instruction booklet to edit their models and prepare them for 3D printing.
In this lesson students will:
- develop contextual knowledge of ergonomic design
- improve their mastery of art and design skills using a range of materials
- analyse and evaluate their own designs in order to determine whether they meet the criteria required for 3D scanning and 3D printing
- develop hands-on 3D scanning skills
- use CAD software to edit and prepare files for 3D printing
- develop hands-on 3D printing skills
- go through the product design process, from concept to completion
400g of air-drying white modelling clay (200g for session 1, 200g for session 2) - modelling tools are optional
1 x laptop preloaded with Meshmixer software (students can work in pairs if required)
1 x pen/pencil
1 x ruler
1 x Bic Cristal Biro Cartridge
1 x screen for presentation
1 x desktop 3D scanner
1 x 3D printer and PLA filament
1 x laptop/computer preloaded with 3D scanning software and 3D printing software
1 x ready-made clay model to run a 3D scanning demonstration
1 x 25mm diameter ball of pressure sensitive adhesive e.g. Blu Tack
1 x tube of superglue
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