|Blackhawk C3 Lab||
Students in the Introduction to Rapid Prototyping Class are looking at design in a new light with the addition of the Makerbot Digitizer and the 123D Catch Application. Students took ordinary objects that you would find in a normal classroom and turned them into creatures using Autodesk Meshmixer. In Autodesk Meshmixer there is a catalog of parts provided to the user to start their designs. These parts are able to be combined together and scaled to become one part. Once the parts are combined then they can smoothed out and blended to create a seamless transition. Once the designs were completed students then exported their creatures to the 123D Make application where it could be sliced and scaled so that i can be cut out of cardboard using the laser engraver. Check out the pictures below
Over the last week, Mrs. Parish's Intro to Foods classes have had a very exciting addition to their cooking experiences. Students worked in groups to design and fabricate one of a kind cookie cutters.
The idea began with a drawing on paper and then was digitally created using an online Thingaverse customizer and finally the product was realized using the Makerbot 3D printers. Everyone is looking forward to tasting the finished product.
Students in Ms. Biega's Ceramics II class are learning about something called a "chop". Chops or seals have been used for centuries in China to sign a person's name or family name onto objects such as documents, art, and literary works. Used since the Shang dynasty (1600-1046 BC), chops allowed the writer or document signer to place their name on an object.
Modern day potter's have continued using this method to sign his/her artwork. Using the Blackhawk C3 Lab, we have given the ancient chop a modern twist. Instead of students carving their chop from stone, they have used computers to design their work and the Makerbot 3D printers to print them!
Students in AP Chemistry Class participated in molecule design project to demonstrate their understanding of how molecules are built. Using the 123d Create application on the iPads students created 3D models of molecules of their choosing. Next the students exported the models to a cloud so it could be place in Makerware, a 3D printing program. Once the student scaled there molecules they then sent the models to the 3d printer. We hope to exhibit their work at this years high school art show.