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Check Mate

Design your own chess piece using 3D CAD software and then print it on the 3D printer.

An introductory course for Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing, students engage in hands on learning and tutorials to design and 3D print their own chess piece. Students also engage in a hands-on measurement and dimensioned drawing workshop.

Suitable for

Years 7-10 + VCAL

Duration

Full Day at the Tech School

Program Outline

  • Introduction to Computer Aided Design
  • Design and manufacture a chess piece
  • Introduction to 3D printing
  • CAD challenges: measuring, drafting, and modeling

Outcomes

Students will:

  • Gain an understanding of CAD and rapid manufacturing
  • Learn measurement and drafting skills used in CAD
  • Design and prototype their own chess piece
  • Develop skills in 3D printing

Curriculum Links

  • Systems Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Digital Technologies
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