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Learn 3D printing and design models via scratch coding with ‘TinkerCAD code blocks’. Fun course for all ages.
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Coding and 3D printing for beginners.
This course will teach you the fundamentals of how to CODE and 3Dprint, using scratch code blocks by TinkerCAD. TinkerCAD is used by over 20 million people around the world and is one of the easiest ways to create models for 3Dprinting. They have recently launched the TinkerCADcode blocks application which uses scratch CODE blocks to create 3D models. This course is a fun and friendly way to learn the principles of CODE whilst learning how to 3Dprint. The instructor, Phil Cotton is a teacher and founder of learnbylayers, one of the leading resources for 3Dprinting education in the world. Phil wrote the content for this course and for all the curriculum resources for learnbylayers and this is now taught by schools in over 30 countries to over 180,000 students. Phil is an expert in creating curriculum content for education in the UK. He is also an advisor for the National STEMLearning center and has trained hundreds of teachers on how to 3D print. The course structure will take you through 6 split into 27 mini lectures and a final end of course assessment;Lesson 1. 3D printing and where they are used in society and the benefits they bring. In this lesson, you will learn the basics of how 3Dprinters work. The important parts of the machine will be explained and a basic overview of how they work. The main focus of the lesson details where 3D printers are being used in society and the advantages they bring to our every days lives. Interesting topics are covered including the use of the technology in medicine, veterinary care, movie production, construction, and sports. By the end of the lesson, you will have a firm understanding of why this technology is described as ‘disruptive technology’.Lesson 2. The 3Dprinting process – how the technology works. This lesson focuses on how the technology works. Topics covered include the different stages to creating a 3d printed model e.g. designing the model, slicing the model, and then 3Dprinting the model. Also, the study of X,Y and Z coordinates and how they relate to the movement of a 3Dprinter is covered along with different examples of 3Dmodels that can be printed. A basic overview of slicing is covered, along with layer height and infill. (This is covered in details in a ‘slicing master class in lesson 6). Finally, technical terminology such as CAD and CAM are briefly explained. Lesson 3. The basics of CODE and how to create basic 3Dmodels using scratch CODE blocks. In this lesson, the basics of design and coding are covered and a breakdown of how to use TinkerCADcode blocks is taught through a series of step by step tutorials. Important factors such as X,Y and Z axis are covered and how coding relates to this. There are multiple video tutorials using the software that build your skills in coding 3D models with scratch code blocks. Tasks are steadily built up with easy to follow tutorials that will teach you the basics of coding models for 3Dprinting. In this lesson, there are 3 coding video tutorials. Lesson 4. How to create more challenging 3Dmodels using CODEskills. During this lesson, you will learn how to apply the basic coding skills to create more challenging models. The focus of this lesson is using repeat patterns and tessellations to create visually impressive, easy to print models using code. The basic code skills learned in lesson 3 are developed further to a higher level with easy to follow tutorials. More challenging code blocks such as adding ‘variables’ to sequences of code and using ‘repeat’ code blocks are covered allow you to code impressive designs for 3Dprinting. In this lesson, there are 6 different coding video tutorials. Lesson 5. Applying your CODEskills to a series of CODINGchallenges. This is a ‘code challenge’ lesson, where you are tasked to demonstrate your coding skills learned during the previous lessons. The lesson starts with a mini-tutorial on how to create repeat patterns in 3D, building on lesson 4. Then the main challenges are explained and demonstrated in with extensive video tutorials. The challenges are differentiated into Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinium levels, with each challenge getting progressively more difficult. All code challenges come with printable worksheets with the example code sequences listed on them. By the end of the lesson, you will know how to code multiple different models for use around the house. In this lesson, there are 6 coding video tutorials. Lesson 6. How to prepare 3D models for 3Dprinting and the different types of materials 3Dprinters use. This lesson focuses on a ‘masterclass’ on how to prepare the 3Dmodels for printing using CURA slicing software. The video tutorial takes you through layer height, density, scale, print speed, nozzle size, support structure, and print analysis. This will allow you to set the correct settings for your model and check your print will work before sending it to the 3Dprinter. CURA is free to download and is the most widely used software for slicing models for 3Dprinting. By the end of the lesson, you will be completely confident that
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