3D Printing

McKamy Middle School

McKamy 8th Grade Math - Directions for Tinkercad Lesson

Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry – the list is truly endless!

Teachers: 

  1. Parent permission is needed for elementary and middle school students. Have the parents create the user name and password, and sign this permission slip.
  2. This is a web based program. To help make the students successful make sure they have access to mice rather than a touch pad.  
  3. Librarians who are new to Tinkercad my contact Jody Rentfro for assistance.

Steps for students:

  1. Turn in your permission slip to your teacher.
  2. Write down your username and password so you do not forget it. 
  3. Click here - Tinkercad site
  4. Tinkercad shortcuts 
  5. https://www.tinkercad.com/about/features  (initial training video) 
  6. All documents / screen shots / etc...
  7.   Click on Learn on the top right of the webpage
  8.   Remember, if you do not understand you can repeat the video as many times as you need to feel successful. 
    1. Begin with the Key Ring, Letters! (10 minutes) - open a blank workplane
    2. Click on the Tinkercad icon to go to your recent designs. Select Create new key ring design with your name on it. 
    3. Scale, Copy and Paste (10 minutes)
    4. Click on the Tinkercad icon to go to your recent designs. Select Create new design and repeat any shape 3 times. Make each shape a different size. Connect all of the shapes. 
    5. Creating Holes (5 min.)
    6. Click on the Tinkercad icon to go to your recent designs. Select Create new design. Create a cylinder with a hole in it.  (20 minutes)
    7. Learning Moves (3 min.)
    8. Click on the Tinkercad icon to go to your recent designs. Select Create new design and repeat the tutorial. Make a vessel that has handles.
    9. Die on the Workplane  (3 min.)
    10. Click on the Tinkercad icon to go to your recent designs. Select Create new design and repeat the tutorial independently.
    11. Camera Controls (2 min.)
    12. Under the words "Camera Controls"  click on tinkercad-support to gain access to 244 more advanced tutorials.
    13. Final Learning Project 
    14. Project as outlined by Ms. Abernathy

Tinkercad tools

Exporting:

When you share / save a file from the share button it will be a 2D image.

To share the 3D image with your teacher you need to export your project.  

  • Click on Export /select the .STL file format.
  • Save the file to the desktop
  • Rename the file to include you name as part of the title
  • Upload the .STL file to  Google Drive
  • Share access to the file with Ms. Abernethy
  • If this is your final group's submission please also share the file with Mrs. Rentfro. (rentfrom@staff.lisd.net)

Once you export it, you may not open it unless you are in a software that supports 3D views.

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Additional Videos

  1. 3D Printing Class
  2. Student invents 3D printer for $200.00  (It will print your trashcan!)
  3.   
  4. ? (Wall Street Journal)
  5. Master Tinkercad in 20 min. *   (for people who have used a 3D rendering program before)

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