Unit 1: TinkerCad
What are some important elements to keep in mind while designing in 3D?
In this unit students will be working with a beginning 3D design software called TinkerCad. TinkerCad is a product of AutoDesk, which is a software company that makes architecture, engineering, constructing and manufacturing software. TinkerCad is browser based, so students do not need to download or install software, and is intuitive and easy to use.
Students will learn the basics of creating digital 3D models that could be printed on a 3D printer. They will work their way through several tutorials to learn the basics of the program.
The work that the students complete in this unit will be published on their Wix Porfolios in their 3D Design Portfolio.
As you work through the tutorials. Add some of the important tricks and shortcuts that are important to know when learning the software. Everyone must contribute something each day they work. TinkerCad Tips and Shortcuts.
Keep track of your progress on TinkerCad with our Assignment Tracker
Skill 1: The Basics (all required)
From the Basics and Accessories section, you must complete all lessons in order to gain the basic skills to work with more advanced TinkerCad 3D designs.
Skill 4: Jewelry (choose 3)
This portion of the TinkerCad tutorials is a bit more complex than levels 1-3. You must choose 3 from this section to execute completely. Make sure that you feel these would be "print ready" before adding them to your 3D Portfolio.
Skill 2: Gadgets (choose 3)
From the Gadgets portion of the TinkerCad lessons, choose 3 to complete. These will be added to the TinkerCad portion of your 3D portfolio.
Skill 5: Miniatures, Figures, Home Decor (choose 3)
From this final section choose 1 miniature, 1 figure, and 1 home decor item to complete. Each of these will also be added to your portfolio.
Skill 3: Buttons (choose 2)
Choose 2 of the buttons to complete in TinkerCad. These will be added to the TinkerCad portion of your 3D Portfolio.
Your final project for the TinkerCad unit is to create your own design from scratch. This includes something that is not on the TinkerCad website. You must first draw a sketch of your design by hand and have it approved by your teacher.
This will appear in your 3D design portfolio!
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3D Portfolio Requirements