3D Printing Science Night

September 27, 2016

September 26 was the first science night of the school year.  Students had the opportunity to begin learning about 3D printing and to use Oak Creek Elementary's brand new 3D printer.  The evening was led by Chris Rodegerdts, a science teacher at LOJ with a strong interest in, and experience with, 3D printing.  In addition to building several of his own 3D printers, Chris has led a 3D printing club at LOJ and taught many students to create their own models and projects.  During the science night, students first designed their models on paper and then with playdoh, to underscore the idea of turning 2D designs into 3D objects.  They then worked with an age -appropriate software program called Cubify to create their project in 3D. Cubify is a free app available for iPads.  3D printing is a lengthy process, so the 3D creations were completed in the weeks following the science night session. There were a few 3D prints for whom the student's identifying information was misplaced. If your student attended the science night but has not yet received his or her print, please contact Deanne Knipple with a description of the print.

 

 

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