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Laser Make

Design and construct a diorama using Adobe Illustrator and a laser cutter.

Laser Make starts with a pencil and ends with a laser. Students are given a design brief and work in pairs to create a diorama, as can be seen in the architectural world. Using Adobe Illustrator we take initial drawings
and ideas to the computer, using dimensioning and measurement skills students create assets to be cut by our laser cutter for final assembly.

Suitable for

Years 7-10 + VCAL

Duration

Full Day at the Tech School

Program Outline

  • Introduction to design thinking with a hands-on project
  • Engaging in drawing, measurement and dimensioning exercises to aid design precision
  • Introduction to the CAD program Adobe Illustrator
  • Use of a laser cutter to prototype a product

Outcomes

  • Adobe Illustrator skills
  • Gain confidence in their technical drawing & measurement skills
  • Work collaboratively & foster creativity by meeting a design brief using design thinking
  • Ideate a design solution in Adobe Illustrator & create¬†laser-cut product

Curriculum Links

  • Design & Technologies
  • Mathematics
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