3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids Create Amazing Projects with CAD Design and STEAM Power

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  • Copyright: 2020-02-25
  • Publisher: Quarry Books

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Create 25 amazing projects with 3D printing! With 3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids, you can explore the creative potential behind this game-changing technology.
  • Design your projects using free browser-based versions of CAD software Tinkercad and SketchUp.
  • Follow the simple steps to create a variety of different projects.
  • Learn about the fascinating science behind your creations.
  • Get guidance on organizing team activities and contests.
The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.

Be a part of the future with 3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids!

Author Biography

Eldrid Sequeira is an educator and engineer who has spent almost 20 years in education, first as a teacher, then in education management. He is currently the Director of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) at Public Preparatory Network in New York City, leading the charter school network’s high growth in academic proficiency. Previously, Sequeira held roles in managing math and technology-based education programs for more than 300 K–12 schools for the New York City Department of Education. He is also the founder of Dimension Learning, an award-winning nonprofit organization that has been providing afterschool STEM programming to students in grades 2–12 in New York City for five years. A frequent speaker on STEM education and careers, Sequeira has made appearances at the New York City Mathematics Project Annual Educators Conference, ChickTech NYC ACT-W Conference, and World Maker Faire New York. He is the creative driving force behind the curriculum at Dimension Learning and numerous other STEM programs through the NYC Department of Education and with Public Prep. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome to CAD Design & 3D Printing!
3D Printing Basics
Getting Started with Tinkercad
LAB 1 Basic Shapes with Straight Edges: Square Prisms
LAB 2 Basic Shapes with Curved Edges: Cylinders
LAB 3 Tangram Puzzle
LAB 4 Designing Jewelry
LAB 5 Coat Hook/Curtain Tieback
LAB 6 Local Architecture: Making Local Landmarks
LAB 7 Hair Comb
LAB 8 Paperclip
LAB 9 Pasta Spoon
LAB 10 Crushing the Alphabet: Testing Structural Strength
LAB 11 Artificial Coral Reef
LAB 12 Whistle Design
LAB 13 Basic Dovetail Joint
LAB 14 Phone Holder
LAB 15 Camera Holder with Ball-and-Socket Joint
LAB 16 Lockable Ball-and-Socket Camera Holder
LAB 17 3D Puzzles
LAB 18 Body Part: Human Hand
LAB 19 Body System: Human Arm
LAB 20 Mini-Guitars with Multiple String Types
LAB 21 Reverse Engineering
LAB 22 Thingiverse: Downloadable 3D Models
Getting Started with SketchUp
LAB 23 Basic 3D Shapes
LAB 24 Removing Material from a 3D Object
LAB 25 Removing Material and Combining Basic Shapes
LAB 26 Rear Wing for a Sports Car
About the Author

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