Ultimaker Core Lessons: STEAM lesson 4 – Potato Head Challenge

Ultimaker Core Lessons: STEAM lesson 4—Potato Head Challenge

This project was inspired by an activity at the Garden Street Academy. It is a team/communication building activity where students are divided into teams of three.  Once in teams, students use Tinkercad to create as many parts as possible that fit into a potato in a limited time. This is to get them to problem solve and design quickly, and have them get lots of experience with the printer.

Project Objectives

  • Design and measure with precision
  • Demonstrate how to align objects
  • Understand and execute boolean operations
  • Prepare a model for 3D printing
  • Experiment, generate solutions, and solve problems
  • Work within time constraints
  • Collaborate with other designers
  • Employ feature tests

Recommended age range 10+
Category: Beginner lesson
Tags: 3D CAD, 3D printing, 3D printed, beginners, design, education
Software: Tinkercad, Openscad, Fusion 360
Lesson Duration: 90 or 135 minutes (including print time)
Estimated filament use (per person): ~2.60m/~21g


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