This collaborative project emphasizes a combination of 3d printing with other mediums as you’ll be able to decorate and incorporate a cardboard layout into the final product.
This design challenge builds teamwork and creativity as you respond to a randomly generated prompt. This challenge often results in interesting and diverse creations!
This team challenge is to create a place. First, you’ll spin the Place Randomizer Wheel. After you spin, you’ll receive pre-cut cardboard grids for planning the locations of the structures.
The top wheel is the place and the bottom wheel is the theme. In the above example, the group would make a Pirate City Block. These are meant to be fun and encourage creativity in design. One suggestion for brainstorming is that each group member can research certain parts of the topic. For example, for this topic, I may want to be the person brainstorming how the structures will fit on the grid whereas my partner may want to pull up images of pirate-themed cities from existing movies or games.
Since each group will have a grid with 1″ x 1″ squares, group members can use this as a guide to help inform the process of transforming the prototype into a digital version in Tinkercad. While prototyping, you should aim to make the cardboard object the exact size so that you can test it on the grid before printing.
Show & Tell is the time to present your project to the group. The focus is to highlight the making process, and staff will ask guiding questions that you can answer while showing your work. Depending on the project, Show & Tell will happen at each table with each youth group discussing the project with their peers, or groups will present projects at the front of the room. This isn’t a formal presentation where you need to prepare a slide show; think of it as a chance to share your process and experience with the group.
Example questions to consider:
These are some examples of guiding questions that the staff may ask during the Show & Tell. You won’t be graded on any answers so think of this as a discussion about your making process.