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Bubble Wand 3D Printing

posted Oct 29, 2016, 10:20 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Nov 1, 2016, 7:47 AM by Vincent Vanier ]
Students were learning the engineering process through a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) project. They got a first-hand look at what the job of an engineer entails. Students were given the problem of designing a 3D model of a bubble wand, which meets multiple constraints, to entertain their 3-year-old cousin. This means they were able to:

•  Design a blueprint of a 3D model.

  Evaluate the model based on given criteria and constraints.

•  Revise the model according to feedback and observations.

They developed their bubble wands using the TinkerCAD software program.  They printed their prototypes, tested them and redesigned them. See photos here.  See the video here.

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