Build your own workshop stool

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Build your own workshop stool

37.50 USD

This Makerversity lesson empowers pupils in their learning environment by handing responsibility over to them to build the furniture they work from. Using bespoke, 3D printed brackets designed by Makerversity DIY and basic, off the shelf materials, this lesson encourages problem solving and team work. It can also be used to demonstrate a real life application of several scientific and mathematical topics, which can be incredibly helpful to many pupils.

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This digital pack contains a teacher's guide, lesson plan, presentation, instruction sheets, exercise sheets and equipment list. You will need PAR timber lengths, birch ply, 3D printer, PLA filament, engineers square, band saw, masking tape, pencil.


This lesson could be tied into the study of:

Physics (material properties), Mathematics (geometry, measurement, strength of structures), Resistant Materials (ways of joining materials, additive and subtractive processes).

All of our lessons are designed to be flexible for all ages, so duration and difficulty level can be adjusted to suit your class!

Learning Outcomes

Build a workshop stool for your classroom, sturdy enough for pupils to sit on.

Work together as a team to measure up and assemble the stool.

Use Pythagoras’ Theorem to calculate the length of one side of a triangle in order to position the stool legs.

Success Criteria

Pupils to build strong and stable stools.

Pupils to demonstrate an understanding of additive and subtractive processes.

Pupils to accurately calculate measurements of the structure and show their working.

Pupils to demonstrate teamwork.

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