Design + Engineering

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER DAY CAMP


In this one-week program, the students went through an engineering process creating a functional toy organ and speaker system, and a design process prototyping for usability, modeling and printing the final part. Everyone got to go home with a working sound device that they themselves designed and fabricated.

This work took place in a day camp for kids aged 10-13 as part of the STEM Education initiative called Botcamp. All of the programs addressed useful learning opportunities with 3D printers, whether in invention, DIY, or storytelling.

Collaboration with Liz Arum


Hacking + 3D Printing

Middle School Summer Day Camp


In this one-week program, the participants downloaded templates from Thingiverse that allowed them to create their own hacks for products. By the end of the week, they'd made products that they were excited to bring home and actually use in their day-to-day lives. 

This work took place in a day camp for kids aged 10-13 as part of the STEM Education initiative called Botcamp. All of the programs addressed useful learning opportunities with 3D printers, whether in invention, DIY, or storytelling. 

Collaboration with Liz Arum


3D Scans + Stop Motion

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER DAY CAMP


In this one-week program, the participants played with 3D-scanning, and were able to print their own custom characters that they used to make short stop-motion animations using the iPad app, iStopMotion.

This work took place in a day camp for kids aged 10-13 as part of the STEM Education initiative called Botcamp. All of the programs addressed useful learning opportunities with 3D printers, whether in invention, DIY, or storytelling. 

Collaboration with Liz Arum
 


Rapid Prototyping

at the PopTech Conference

 

Leading up to the panel I was invited to sit on at the PopTech conference, we staged an activity with a 3D printer to demonstrate the value 3D printing could bring to teachers.

The printer was playing its part in an ongoing iterative design process. The attendees were given drinking straws, and we're challenged to design 3D printed parts that would connect the straws to construct the them into structures. As people mocked-up their ideas with modeling clay, I manipulated 3D models on the 60” monitor and the printer printed the little connectors. The challenge of building a structure was chosen because it’s something that’s particularly difficult to design without building it up in the real world. 

Collaboration in Richard Tyson


Mystical Patterns

At The Jewish Museum


This family workshop took place on the closing day of the ThreeAsFour exhibit, MerKaBa at the Jewish Museum. There were five families in attendence with kids aged 11-13. The families designed custom stencils in Inkscape and 3D printed them, so that they could use them to make decorative greeting cards.


Creative Vulnerability

Special day for Havergal


The Institute at Havergal hosted a Day of Creativity with Purpose for Havergal's Junior School in Toronto, Canada.

In the morning, the students watched an acrobatic show, performed by a group from Cirque du Soliel. The plot addressed themes of sustainability, and more broadly, the relationship between creativity and vulnerability. The kids were encouraged to experience that freedom through drama games.

In the afternoon, in groups, students expressed their creativity in the medium of their choosing.