Aligned with the rich design and cultural attributes of Marvel Studio's Black Panther we offer a special collection of digital fabrication lessons inspired by this film.
Students will create a neck piece based on symmetry, patterns, and colors seen in Black Panther as well as in traditional African art. They will learn how to simulate cultural and visual information to create their own symbolic neck piece.
Students will learn how to integrate visual information from the Black Panther film, specifically how to simulate cultural symbols and patterns on 2D materials.
Students create custom Adinkra symbols using a variety of different methods including low-tech art supplies and digital fabrication machines including a 3D printer and a vinyl cutter.
Students will learn how to integrate cultural and visual information from the Black Panther film, specifically how to produce cultural symbols, create and print 3D objects to make a bracelet, anklet or earrings.
IN THIS COLLECTION
Our team of experts in Afrofuturism, computational thinking, culturally situated pedagogy, K-12 standards and digital fabrication technologies have translated years of research into practical classroom applications for teachers to introduce to their students the tools and capabilities that enable them to dream, design and make (almost) anything.
Along with the global Fab Lab Network we are committed to democratizing access to the technologies and knowledge of digital fabrication. This Black Panther Collection represents a timely opportunity to broaden pathways to STEM education by providing inclusive learning experiences at the intersection of cultural expression and technology.
The appearance of media from and references to Marvel Studio's Black Panther on this website do not represent an endorsement of SCOPES-DF or the content herein.
Students learn how to design precise 3D printed fixtures for constructing large assemblies from dowels.
Students learn about the engineering design process by observing animal behavior and experimenting with the design choices animals make.
Students will learn about the design process and coordinate systems by going through a challenge to make a 3D bridge with scaled down real-life constraints.
Students use multiple processes in a Fab Lab to create their own checker boards and checkers pieces.
Students will work with a series of successive methods-based exercises to learn the fundamentals of geometry and fabrication techniques with increasing levels of complexity.
Young children will learn about digital fabrication by creating their own furniture for a Fab Lab.
Students use multiple processes in a Fab Lab to create a custom chess set and chess pieces.
Students learn about electronics and programming by creating their own custom night lights.
Young children learn about electronics and circuitry through exploration and play.
Students show off their creativity designing and 3D printing custom buildings.
Middle school students will learn about the science of flight by integrating digital fabrication technologies to design and build palm-size quadcopter.
Students will learn about Ethnic Chinese festivals and make their own custom lanterns to celebrate the Legend of Chang E.
Students get to customize their LEGO collection by designing and 3D printing custom accessories!
Build some unique energy for physics and math by designing simple and complex machines, in the form of an old school arcade pinball games.
Lessons are adapted and tested by the Fab Foundation team based on submissions from fabbers, educators, and makers from the Fab Lab Network.