Intro to 3D Printing - The Nitty Gritty - Fall
Lessons: 16 lessons per semester / 1 1/2 hours per lesson
Day/Time: Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 PM or Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30 AM Beginning Sept 1 or Sept 4
Ages/Grades: Ages 10 and older must have the ability to work on their own.
Maximum Enrollment: 8 students
This introduction to 3D printing is designed for lifelong learners, but specifically for those ages 10 and older. 3D printing is a magical way to bring out the art in science. This course is only the springboard to the adventures that await in the world of 3D printing. We will learn the basics of how to 3D print, touch on how 3D printing has impacted our world and then inspire participants to take their knowledge to the next level.
Each participant will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their learning by completing at least 4 pieces which they can present for examination and grading.
After the 16 weeks are over, students will have the opportunity to showcase their choice projects in a public show at the Niles STEAM Room.
- Week 1 - 3d Printing Basics
- Week 2 - Slicing for 3d Printing
- Week 3 - Intro to TinkerCad
- Week 4 - Design a Spinning Top part 1
- Week 5 - Design a Spinning Top part 2
- Week 6 - Intro to Fusion 360
- Week 7 - Design your own Whistle Part 1
- Week 8 - Design your own Whistle Part 2
- Week 9 - Design your own Whistle Part 3
- Week 10 - Design your own Whistle Part 4
- Week 11 - Intercad to Fusion 360
- Week 12 - Make an Egyptian Obelisk Part 1
- Week 13 - Make an Egyptian Obelisk Part 2
- Week 14 - Make your own Stationery Part 1
- Week 15 - Make your own Stationery Part 2
- Week 16 - Make your own Stationery Part 3
- Public Show virtual or physical TBD
Information on the Instructor: Gail Bliss
Gail has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and has enjoyed teaching learners of all ages for over 40 years. Subjects taught include; 3d printing, art, Bible, cake decorating, entrepreneurship, laser printing, sewing and more. She enjoys seeing learners engage in discovery and taking that discovery to new heights in their own lives. She is a lifelong learner herself and strives to pass on the knowledge she has acquired to others. It is her desire that every child she encounters understands their worth and the power they have over their achievements.