3D Planets, sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Student Science Enrichment Program, is an off site program for middle school age girls in 3D design and 3D printing. Girls enrolled in this program construct new educational tools in tactile materials for educators to use with visually-impaired visitors at North Carolina science museums.
Girls ages 9 -14 work with PARI staff at their community science museum. They learn to design models of the surfaces of the Moon and Mars. After the girls learn to add braille and geographic markers, the 3D prints are produced for immediate use at museums throughout North Carolina. Participants can learn to design in 3D software and print their personal designs! This program has received national recognition from OPT (Oceanside Photo & Telescope) and Red Hat. OPT provided funding to extend 3D Planets into new regions. Red Hat donated laptops for the 2016 workshops.
For Parents and interested students: Please contact your local science museum to find out if they will be hosting 3D Planets.
For more information, please contact Christi Whitworth or 828-862-5554.
|Morning||Registration Introductions, Overview, etc.|
|3D Printing – Hardware: Printer use and safety||Combining Solid Objects Workshop||Isometric Drawings and Coded Planes||Rotation of objects single axis
Rotation of objects two or more axis
|Early Afternoon||Surfaces and Solids of Revolution Introduction||Preparing for Engineering Disciplines||3D Printing – first test||Orthographic Drawings||Cutting planes|
|Late Afternoon||Surfaces and Solids of Revolution Workshop||3D Printing – Software Instruction||Remote printing at PARI||Surface Map Final Drawings||Required printing files for the next year|