Category: 3D Printing

Grade 3: Lunchbox design & 3D printing

Over the last few weeks, several Grade 3 classes designed lunch box concepts for their classmates as part of their Culture Unit. Students had to empathise with each other in order to understand their specific needs, working together to provide testing and feedback throughout the process. Students calculated the surface area and developed a scale plan which they referenced during their time in the Design Lab creating prototypes. Each class then voted on their favourite concept and each of the three winning designs was 3D modelled and printed by Mr Sam or Mr Jerry.

This week we will be visiting the Grade 3 classes to award them with their models and demonstrate the process of modelling and printing the lunchbox concepts. Well done to all of the involved students and we look forward to future design & 3D printing endeavours!

How to model a lunchbox in TinkerCad

Watch the lunchbox being printed




Tinkercad is a free, online 3D design and 3D printing app suitable for students, teachers and professional designers. Tinkercad is easy to use; supported by excellent tutorials, an active online community and inspiring blog.



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