The Fabricademy Lesson Collection is about creating a bridge between fabrics and electronics. Consisting of various types of projects, these lessons can be used to create an understanding of basic e-textile concepts. At the same time this collection will be a gateway into becoming familiar with terms and techniques used in advanced e-textiles to peak your interest.

 

Fabricademy Lesson Collection

FABRIC SENSOR: TILT SENSOR

In this lesson we will create a fabric pressure sensor. A pressure sensor is a circuit that can display our orientation by visual representation. Using a metal bead and “hot…

FABRIC SENSOR: BEND SENSOR

WHAT IS A BEND SENSOR In this lesson we will create a fabric bend sensor. A bend sensor is a circuit created when a piece of resistive fabric is sandwiched between…

FABRIC SENSOR: PRESSURE SENSOR

WHAT IS A PRESSURE SENSOR In this lesson we will create a fabric pressure sensor. A pressure sensor is a circuit created when a piece of resistive fabric is sandwiched between…

About Oyedotun (Oye)

I like to consider myself as a product designer. I studied mechanical engineering and applied the principles of engineering into the things I like. Currently I teach in the 3D Experience Lab’s Fabricademy node working in digital fabrication, textiles, fabric science, and electronics.

About Fabricademy

Fabricademy is a transdisciplinary course offered by the Fab Foundation that focuses on the development of new technologies applied in the textile industry, in its broad range of applications, from the fashion industry to the upcoming wearable market. The two phase program will last 6 months, with approximately 3 months of seminars and learning modules and three months focusing on individual in depth applied project research. Fabricademy offers a decentralized rather than isolated educational model: students learn in local workgroups, with peers, mentors, and machines, which are then connected globally by content sharing and video for interactive classes. The individual labs are supported and supervised regionally by supernode sites with more advanced capabilities, expertise, and inventories.

Community Contributed Digital Fabrication Lessons

Archery on Scratch

In this 5 days program, the participants will be introduced to the concepts of Game Design and Development, through building a digital prototype of an Archery game. They will design…

December 1, 2021

Motion Capture

Unplugged lesson aims towards delivering the knowledge of movement and how computers are able to capture and simulate the human movement in order to help disorders and make their life…

November 30, 2021

Digital Archery

In this track we will introduce the sport in Islam as a religion encouraged practising sports. We will introduce some of the technology that can involve in sport like Virtual Reality.

November 29, 2021

Qatari Game Application

In this 1 hour long workshop, participants will be introduced to the concept of Mobile app development and how we can use technology to connect the new generation with their…

November 25, 2021

Battery Tester

This is a 2 hours session where participants will build the circuit of a battery tester and learn how to program it to display the status of a battery using…

November 23, 2021

How to Hold a Dead Star in Your Hand

This lesson has been adapted from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics lesson. In this lesson, students will learn about the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A and how astronomers take a look…

November 3, 2021

Camel Race

•In this track we will introduce the sport in the Islamic heritage and how it has been developed using nowadays technology, in order to use our skills in coding to…

September 23, 2021

Virtual Horse Riding

In this series, participants are going to learn about the concept of Virtual Reality and 3D design by developing a 3D environment with multiple scenes using the Co-spaces software. They…

September 16, 2021

Digital Misabeh

Online lesson plan, Introduces the Islamic culture and how Muslims uses the technology to worship “Allah” God. The workshop will address one of the used methods in asking forgiveness and…

September 16, 2021

Digital Arabic Outfit App

In this 5 days program, participants are going to learn about the concept of Mobile app development and Digital fashion by developing a mobile application on Thunkable software. They will…

August 31, 2021

Ai Mask detector

this is 1-hour online lesson to teach participants about machine learning through practical activity by using the online tool – MIT – Personal image classifier.

August 17, 2021

Solar Car T-Shirt Design

This will be a design project where the students will create a t-shirt design for an upcoming Solar Car Race using digital fabrication. The Junior Solar Sprint (JSS),https://www.usaeop.com/program/jss/ provides a…

August 11, 2021

Islami filter

Online lesson plan, Introduce innovation and how Islam encouraged the innovators, in order to address some of the innovators of the Islamic world in the golden era of the Islam.…

July 14, 2021

AR Arabic Fabric

In this series, participants are going to learn about the concept of Augmented Reality and Digital Fashion by developing an AR project on Unity software. They will create a scannable…

July 12, 2021

Sabha (Rosary) – 3D Scanning

In this series of online workshops, participants will attend 5 days online, each day they will have a one-hour session to learn about 3D scanning, 3D design, and 3D printing technology. …

July 7, 2021

Islamic VR costumes

In this series of workshops, participants will attend 5 days, each day they will have a 1-hour session to learn about VR and its applications, then they will be introduced…

July 4, 2021

Digital Racing

Online Unplugged lesson aims to orient kids about the sport technology and how it play a role in athletes practice. We will also introduce participant to coding and how to…

June 30, 2021

Adding Integers on Scratch Number Lines

This lesson will help support students in their conceptual understanding of how to utilize a number line to add integers while using technology.   Students will use a vinyl cutter,…

June 25, 2021

Wearable Compass

Online Unplugged lesson plan focus on delivering the wearable technology been used these days and how it plays a marvelous role in making life easier.

June 24, 2021

Explore VR Education city

Participants will be introduced to the concept of Virtual Reality and 3D design. They will learn how to design a sustainable 3D environment of an education city, using Vectary software.

June 17, 2021

Build VR Library

Online Unplugged lesson plan presenting virtual reality technology and how its being used in different application in order to make a Virtual tour scene in a library.

June 17, 2021

3D Gold Accessory

This is a one-hour online lesson, therefore we will be teaching participants about 3D design and is its importance in relating to modern gold accessories manufacturing. So, they will be…

June 8, 2021

Cycling Signal

Online Unplugged lesson plan showing the wearable technology used by cyclist for safety, we will also introduce participant to the ways of building such technology using microcontrollers.

June 3, 2021

Java Patterns

Participants will be introduced to the basics of the Java programming language and the digital fashion concept. They will also be introduced to the Processing software interface, and practice coding by constructing…

June 3, 2021

VR Wecktrommler

Online Unplugged lesson plan showing a Muslims tradition in Ramadan, By creating a scene on Co-Space showing how the scene would look like when the Mesharati enters the neighborhood.

May 27, 2021

Avatar Ramadhan Costumes

In this workshop, participants are going to customize the looks of a 3D character following the Qatari culture of dress and patterns. They will use Vectray software to import a 3D model of a character and…

May 27, 2021

Coding Al Rien

In this workshop, participants will build a digital simulation of the traditional Qatari game, Al-Rien. They will use the Co-spaces software to design the interface and program the game logic.

May 23, 2021

AL TEELA GAME WITH SCRATCH

In this workshop, participants will build a digital game that simulates a traditional Qatari game called Al-Teelah which is the marble game. They will use the Scratch software to design…

May 12, 2021

RECREATE ANCIENT PATTERNS

Qatari culture is characterized by many decorations and drawings inspired by Arab and Islamic history. In this workshop, the participants will learn about a computer program for design (Tinkercad) where…

May 12, 2021

Garangao Invitation Card

Online unplugged lesson introduces one of the Gulf traditions in Ramadan, By building an invitation card to the event using Scratch platform.  

May 11, 2021

Butterfly Designer

This is a lesson to help students recall the different parts of a butterfly’s anatomy while also working on creating a finished product with a vinyl cutter. This is meant…

May 10, 2021

Growth Mindset Stickers: Positive Messages for Perseverance in Math

This is a beginning of the year lesson to establish Growth Mindset as a class norm. Students will explore the differences between Growth and Fixed mindsets and practice employing Growth…

May 10, 2021

Secchi Disk for Water Quality

In this lesson students create their own miniature Secchi disk with a 3D printer and will use these tools to measure turbidity, and thus water quality, of different water samples.…

May 7, 2021

Digital Qatari Textile

Online unplugged session presenting the tradition wearing of the Qatari people, In order to present the wearable technology to relate it to the tradition wearing and how it could modify…

May 6, 2021

Gabgha Digital show

In this workshop, participants are going to learn the basics of video making and video editing by creating a digital fashion show. They will follow the theme of Ramadhan and…

May 5, 2021

3D Dawama

in this session participants will get introduced to a computer-aided design application – Tinkercad to create an enhanced 3d design of the Al Dawama game and use the technology of…

May 5, 2021

Code & Play

Online workshop Introduces technology used in sport and how it improves the way sport are being practice and looks, Also we will practice coding and the types of coding in…

May 5, 2021

Customize sport equipment

In this online camp, participants will need to attend 5 days, each day they will have to attend a one-hour class to learn about 3D design, 3D scanning, and digital…

May 1, 2021

Bringing Poetic Devices to Life

Students will be studying poetry from the Harlem Renaissance. The focus will be on how poetic devices in poetry have an effect on the reader. After reading a number of…

April 28, 2021

Hurdling game with Buildbox

In this series of workshops, participants are going to learn about the concept of video game design and development using Buildbox software. They will be building an indie game from…

April 28, 2021

Fashinista Filters

This is Online track introduces Virtual Reality and Augmented reality in order to distinguish the difference between the two technologies. We will also discuss Instagram filters and how these arts…

April 22, 2021

Avatar Fashion Show

Virtual Reality is considered an important technology that gives excellent scope to diverse fields. In this session, participants will be introduced to VR and its applications in different sectors such as,…

April 22, 2021

Aim and Catch with Scratch

In this workshop, participants will be creating a 2D basketball game on Scratch platform. They will design the game from scratch and program it using block coding to simulate a…

April 21, 2021

The Infinity Workshop

This is a lesson to help students with a background in basic adding of fractions find some wonder in mathematical exploration. We start with a review of what fractions are…

April 17, 2021

Higher Education Goals- HBCU Pennant

Students are going to learn about Historically Black Colleges and Universities and help educate their high school community about the importance of HBCUs. This lesson was authored by Corinna Heggen,…

March 30, 2021

Italian Monuments +

This lesson fits in with a Italian Culture and Traditions unit we teach in Italian 3. Monuments are places that are often noted in travel books and visited on tours,…

March 16, 2021

Women’s History Month- DIY RBG Necklace

 Students will engage with a variety of RBG multimedia to learn about her amazing accomplishments throughout her life and career before designing and creating their own version of her iconic…

February 28, 2021

3D Printed Face Mask Adaptors

This lesson is a guided activity to help make a product with real world application during this pandemic. This workshop activity can be done in person while being socially distanced,…

February 25, 2021

I Can Be: Inspirational Black Figures, Poetry and Illusion

Students research achievements of a notable African American and use them as inspiration for a poem about the future and goals. After composing the poem, students, using side view photos of…

February 17, 2021

PRIDE PIECES: EXPLORING SOCIAL IDENTITY, HISTORY, AND CULTURE- An Unplugged Remix

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…

February 17, 2021

Create an Obama Poster

Students will engage with concepts of leadership and service and reflect on MLK and Obama’s legacy in a variety of different ways before creating their own ‘Obama Hope’ poster.

February 17, 2021

Digital Outfits App

In this program, participants are going to learn how to develop a mobile application to display two collections (winter & summer) of their own designs. They will also design some…

February 14, 2021

Digital Textile

This Is a 5 days Track where we are going to introduce the participant to wearable technology and the advantages provided from wearable to fashion. They will also be introduced…

February 11, 2021

Rapid 3D Accessories

In this lesson, participants get an introduction to fashion and the digital manufacturing technologies that are used in relating to fabricate fashion, such as laser cutting and 3D printing.

February 8, 2021

Animation Fashion Show

This series is about creating a digital catwalk using virtual model characters to simulate a digital catwalk, showing digital outfits. Participants will get to simulate the fashion show by making…

February 1, 2021

Customized Fashion

On the first day, participants will get introduced to 3D design and is its importance in relating to digital manufacturing in the fashion sector. Also, participants will be introduced to…

January 31, 2021

Tech_Gadget

This is a 5-day track focus on Wearable technology and the way Wearable works, in addition to how it related to fashion and its benefits of this technology in the…

January 28, 2021

DIY Biomaterials with Acorn Flour

How can we elevate knowledge about local ecosystems through experimentations with DIY biomaterials?   In this lesson, we will explore the creation of a collection of DIY biomaterial samples following…

January 18, 2021

Virtual National Day 2-5

Virtual Reality is a trending and important technology that gives excellent scope to diverse fields. In this session, participants will be introduced to VR and its applications and learn how…

January 9, 2021

National card coding with QR code

Participants will be introduced to the subject of the workshop and discuss the Qatar national day event. They will also be introduced to the Scratch platform where they will learn…

January 7, 2021

National card coding

Participants will be introduced to the subject of the workshop and discuss the Qatar national day event. They will also be introduced to the Scratch platform where they will learn…

January 7, 2021

Digital Melody Flag

This Session is directed to Kids (11-14), the session main aim is to celebrate Qatar National day online as a response to the current situation “Covid 19”. The session will…

January 6, 2021

Digital Flag

Online session to celebrate the National day in the State of Qatar, the session directed to kids in order to share Joy, happiness, and Knowledge. In this session we will…

January 6, 2021

Virtual National Day 6-9

Virtual Reality is a trending and important technology that gives excellent scope to diverse fields. In this session, participants will be introduced to VR and its applications and learn how…

January 5, 2021

Jingle Jangle Flying Machine

This lesson was inspired by the musical fantasy film Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, specifically the main character Jeronicus Jangle who is an inventor, toymaker, and owner of Jangles and…

December 21, 2020

A Hidden Message: Invisible Ink

Image retrieved from https://giphy.com This lesson is inspired by Jeronicus Jangle’s paranoia when meeting Journey for the first time. Jeronicus asked Journey to sign a contract with a special pen.…

December 21, 2020

Buddy 2020

This lesson is inspired by the robot Buddy 3000 who is brought to life in the movie. When all the pieces of Buddy came together, with added belief, the robot…

December 19, 2020

Rocket Science – Newton’s Third Law of Motion

While teaching Newton’s Third Law of Motion, teachers can build this simple Balloon Rocket (which is little different than usual Balloon rocket attached to string). Teacher can start with simple…

December 11, 2020

Yup’ik Kayak Model

Often we don’t realize that objects we use today come from centuries of engineering, of ingenuity in harsh conditions. This is the case of kayaks we enjoy in the summer!…

December 11, 2020

3D Print Qatar Stadium

In this 1 hour session, participants will learn 3D modeling using Tinkercad software to design a 3D Stadium, also they will learn about the digital fabrication tools such as 3D printer.

November 26, 2020

Create your own website

During this session, participants will learn how to use the Google Sites website building platform to create a simple website. They will use some commands to edit and add some…

November 25, 2020

Re-Mix, Brand A-peal: Custom Vinyl Logos Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Logos are symbols that visually represent an idea, organization, or individual. Over the course of three remote learning classes (hours), students will design and apply a vinyl decal onto a…

November 2, 2020

Get to Know Your 3D Printer

Unboxing your very first 3D printer can be filled with both excitement and uncertainty. Intended for first time users of 3D printers, this lesson aims to clarify the basic vocabulary,…

October 31, 2020

Customizing 3D Printed Fingertips

This lesson will take body systems interactions to the next level! To start students create a model of their skeletal, muscular and skin systems working together using common craft supplies…

October 29, 2020

Minecraft Coding

Minecraft coding is a 5 days online camp, where in each day participants will have one hour class to gain new skills about coding. Participants will be introduced to coding…

October 27, 2020

Vinyl Bookmarks: Cambridge Public Library

This lesson is a guided introduction to a library workshop activity. Library patrons will create a vinyl sticker bookmark and library staff will assist in the design and fabrication of…

October 22, 2020

Binary Beading

Learn to bead and learn binary at the same time. Use the ASCII table to bead your name in binary.

October 17, 2020

Magic Ball Application

In this 5-day series workshop, children will learn how to create a magic ball app from scratch using App Inventor. They will first start by creating the app and on…

October 15, 2020

Brazuka – Hand Spin Top

Inspired by a popular wooden toy, we created a lab maker remix of an ancestral artifact for 3D printing. A modern version of a hand spin top to bring this…

October 15, 2020

Imagine future of jobs collage toy

If the world in the future will change very fast . How is future jobs look like?  For kids who want to speculate about the future of their job in…

October 11, 2020

Imagine future of jobs workshop

In the Future of Jobs workshop our aim is to facilitate children to reflect on their skills and passions in view of imagining interdisciplinary futures concerning their professional identities. The…

October 11, 2020

Anprino Light Painter

The light painting technique is nothing new. It consists of taking long exposure photographs while someone, or something, moves with coloured lights in dark spaces. This usually gives visually interesting…

October 6, 2020

Star wars prototyping

This is 5 days online camp, in each day one hour class. participants will be introduced to 3D design through Tinkercad software they will use some new tools and techniques…

September 27, 2020

Exploring Arduino

This is a 5 days track focus on learning basic circuits theory and fundamentals in addition to Micro-controllers (parts and operation). Also, we will make some advance applications using the…

September 20, 2020

Customized Board Game Pieces

Imagine if you could design your very own game piece for your favorite game like Candyland, Monopoly or Mancala! In this lesson students will customize a small game board piece,…

September 18, 2020

Build your own game with Scratch

In this 5-day series workshop, children will learn the basics of coding in the programming language “Scratch” in order to create their own game. Every day they will be a…

September 17, 2020

VR Environment Sessions

In these sessions participants will use Cospaces Software advanced features to build their own virtual environments. During a five days program they will go through advanced and pro features of…

September 17, 2020

Ranked Choice Voting

This lesson will help students understand the ranked choice voting system. This system is used in Australia, the state of Maine, and many cities throughout the united states. Alaska currently…

September 9, 2020

Digital Circuits

This is a 5 days Track focus on learning basic circuits theory and fundamentals in addition to Micro-controllers ( parts and operation ). Also we will make some applications using…

August 31, 2020

VR Model

In this workshop, A program of 5 days will be given to participants with a one hour a day, they will be presented to VR technologies and how to build…

August 31, 2020

AI camp

The workshop will teach kids about AI and Machine learning. They will learn how we can train the machine (Laptop in this case) to respond to their input in the…

August 31, 2020

Wild Creatures

In this lesson, students will create an animal using the basic shapes found in TinkerCAD. Students will construct their animals using paper and pencil before transferring their compositions to TinkerCAD. Upon…

August 28, 2020

Pyramid Doodle

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to digital fabrication by using a 3D pen. In this lesson students will use basic mathematics and measurements to recreate a…

August 28, 2020

Element Cereal Box Project

Apply knowledge of chemistry concepts learned in class and information collected from the internet and books to create an element cereal box that highlights a specific element from the periodic…

August 27, 2020

Ask the Checkers

The ASK THE CHECKERS is an activity to kids with 7-9 years old to get know each other better. Ask the Checkers is based on the same checkers guidelines. They…

August 20, 2020

Individualized Initial Ring

Students will create an “initial ring” using the design process in Tinkercad. This lesson is designed for use after students have had practice applying the basic skills needed for Tinkercad…

August 10, 2020

Adapt A Bird

Students will use their problem solving skills and a vinyl cutter to help combat a neighborhood problem. Over the course of four class periods (3 hours in total) students will use…

July 28, 2020

PopBot and AI

In this workshop students will make a simple simulations of teaching a virtual robot how to do specific task. They will be able to apply they knowledge in AI and…

July 28, 2020

Training AI expressions

This lesson is derived from MIT personal image classifier and it has been adjusted to be given online. https://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/resources/ai/personal-image-classifier   In this lesson participant will be introduced to the basics…

July 19, 2020

Make A Sundial

Students will use fab lab tools to create a custom sundial for their area and learn how to mark it with important yearly events.

July 16, 2020

Artificial Intelligent

Online workshop directed to kids to introduce them to Artificial Intelligent “AI”, also for them to experience the abilities of the new technology. Besides, knowing the machine learning technique and…

July 16, 2020

Hack Your Body

In this workshop participants will learn the basics of Augmented reality and characters building . They will use ScratchMIT software to Hack a new character from their own imagination as…

July 13, 2020

Doha Racing by Scratch

In this session, students will learn how to develop a multiplayer racing game using block programming in Scratch. Scratch is an online platform that allow users to use visual programming to create…

June 30, 2020

SCRATCH the Itch of Computer Programming

Students use a series of project challenges to create various types of computer games using the software language SCRATCH. While doing so they discover the scope of SCRATCH’s abilities, and…

June 28, 2020

Shapes into Shelters

In this lesson, students deconstruct a picture of a house into its constituent shapes, before using TinkerCAD to recreate that home, shape by shape, digitally. This lesson provides the option…

June 28, 2020

Bobble Head Craft Figurine

Create a bobble head figure out of household materials. Apply digital fabrication skills by scanning your head and generating a 3D model of you!   Safety note: This activity requires…

June 24, 2020

App lab code

In this lesson, learners get an introductory experience with coding and computer science in one hour. This lesson is designed to quickly introduce the App Lab programming environment as a…

June 23, 2020

In a Jam: A problem based challenge for Sports Medicine

In this lesson students will reflect on the “Everyday in the life of a Biomedical Engineer” by solving a design challenge based on creating a custom finger splint for an…

June 22, 2020

Modeling Flight: The Basics of Aerospace Engineering

This lesson immerses participants in the knowledge base and processes of an aerospace engineer. While designing their own working airplanes, students will learn about the science involved with making things…

June 22, 2020

Traffic Light System

In this workshop participant will build a simulation for the traffic light system. They will apply the knowledge they have gained during the workshop to Build their Prototypes using Tinkercad…

June 21, 2020

NeoPixel

This is an Online Lesson, Briefly discuss the Microcontorller in general but focuses on the use of Arduino. besides, the kids will be introduced to the LED ( Light Emitting…

June 20, 2020

Fabstory (Español)

Fabrica las Fichas Fabstory Historia inicial. Cuenta a los participantes la historia inicial utilizando los Fichas Fabstory Técnica 1: Qué pasaría si…. En un lluvia de ideas has 3 preguntas…

June 15, 2020

Talk To The World

In this lesson Students will use Scratch MIT platform to Build a scene, where they can send a message to the world and talk about their thought during Coronvirus Pandemic.…

June 1, 2020

Mini T-Shirt Cannon

Engineer a mini T-shirt cannon out of a toilet paper roll and rubber bands to shoot marshmallows at a target or into a crowd!   Safety note: This activity requires…

May 20, 2020

FABRIC SENSOR: TILT SENSOR

In this lesson we will create a fabric pressure sensor. A pressure sensor is a circuit that can display our orientation by visual representation. Using a metal bead and “hot…

May 20, 2020

FABRIC SENSOR: BEND SENSOR

WHAT IS A BEND SENSOR In this lesson we will create a fabric bend sensor. A bend sensor is a circuit created when a piece of resistive fabric is sandwiched between…

May 20, 2020

Grocery Run

This is an online workshop, where participants are going to build a 3D world that is similar to a grocery shop and display food around the shop. They will also…

May 18, 2020

FABRIC SENSOR: PRESSURE SENSOR

WHAT IS A PRESSURE SENSOR In this lesson we will create a fabric pressure sensor. A pressure sensor is a circuit created when a piece of resistive fabric is sandwiched between…

May 15, 2020

Cardboard Backboard

Learn how to make a cardboard backboard out of household materials. Once assembled, complete the attached statistics worksheet and see how many shots you can make. Apply digital fabrication skills…

May 5, 2020

Digital Piano

This is an online workshop; focuses on introducing the Microcontroller to kids by giving a brief about it and giving them the chance to use it, besides, to interact with…

May 3, 2020

Minecraft Coding

In this lesson, learners get an introductory experience with coding and computer science in one hour. Learners are going to know the meaning of “coding,” “programming” and “debugging” and then…

May 3, 2020

End-Grain Chess Board

This lesson is designed for those interested in getting hands-on time with wood shop-based tools. In this lesson plan we’ll go over how to build a playing surface for one…

April 16, 2020

OrigaLED

Participants will learn how to create an electric circuit without cables but using conductive tape and sticker LEDs. Also, they will learn how to fold origami sheet into the shape…

April 16, 2020

Pick Up Bot

The workshop is to build an open source robotic arm that can be used for Pick and Place tasks. The students will have the pre-lasercut robot parts made of acrylic,…

April 15, 2020

Light-up card

Participants will learn how to create an electric circuit without using cables but using conductive tape and sticker LED. They will also create a gift card, integrate the sticker LED…

April 12, 2020

Unplugged: Make and Animate- The Thaumatrope

Makers create Thaumatropes with low tech methods and materials. Suitable for fab lab projects from home.

April 10, 2020

Testing Insulation

This lesson will cover a method for testing the insulation properties of a given material using water. It discusses how to use a control to compare the properties of the…

April 8, 2020

Unplugged: Projecting Geometry for Precision Cutting and Assembly

In this lesson you’ll learn how to make complex and precise geometric assemblies – like the skateboard halfpipe seen here – without the need for a laser cutter. Inherent to…

April 2, 2020

Light up textile

In this session, students will be introduced to wearable technology and basic electronic components to build an electrical circuit using a conductive tape and LED stick, in addition they will customize…

April 2, 2020

Unplugged: Design a Biomechanical Cyborg

This activity is a perfect blend of science and creativity as students work with their partner(s) to create their version of a cyborg appendage (or device). This part must mimic the workings…

March 28, 2020

Continental Drift: Fabricating a World of the Past, Present, and Future

This lesson integrates digital fabrication into an 8th grade Earth and Space Science unit on plate tectonics. Using a vinyl cutter, teachers will guide students to create continental and landmass…

March 26, 2020

Pacman 2.0

Participants will learn how to develop a new version of the famous PacMan game using Unity Editor. They will build the environment of the game and control the sprite to collect coins.​

March 26, 2020

MISSION TO MARS

Students will learn how to develop a game using Unity software. In addition to importing wheeled robots and ready terrain for Mars, students will learn how to import and control…

March 26, 2020

Laser Cut Cardboard Art Stencil

This is a basic tutorial on how to create an art stencil out of cardboard or paper. It can also be multiple layers of stencils all of which are easily…

March 26, 2020

Unplugged: Cardboard Container

Students are introduced to the Engineering Design Process by creating a cardboard container to hold the contents of their pocket. In this rapid prototyping activity, each step of the EDP…

March 25, 2020

Unplugged: Makers Making Good- Stopping the Spread

Designed for distance learning, home schooling, and maker machine independent learning. Using household materials, students prototype devices to help stop the spread of infectious diseases.

March 25, 2020

Laser Cut Bracelet

This lesson shares how to make a unique bracelet design that is both fun, easily customized, and can be made from many different types of materials.

March 24, 2020

Making a Fire Piston

This lesson is on how to make a unique fire making tool called a Fire Piston. It ignites a small piece of tinder by rapid compression/depression of air inside of…

March 24, 2020

Build VR Environment

In this workshop, Students will use Unity software to build their own VR Environment . Also, They will use a modified Google VR Cardboard Headset to preview VR experiences.They can…

March 19, 2020

3D Print a mini city

In this session, students will learn 3D modeling using Tinkercad software to design a city and made a prototype of it using digital fabrication tools such as the 3D printer can…

March 18, 2020

Physics with Arduino

In this session students will learn the meaning of physics in a practical way, so they will prove a physical theorem by using technology instead of complicated equations in schools.…

February 25, 2020

DIY Vacuum Former

In this session students will make a simulation using the high temperature of summer at the desert in a manufacturing technology called Vacuum Forming. When there is a lack of…

February 20, 2020

Queen Annurca – Design and fab a t-shirt

This project was carried out for the middle school children of Valle di Maddaloni – Campania – Italy. This territory is known throughout Italy for the production of a quality…

February 12, 2020

IoT Health

In this session, students will go through the engineering design process to design and build a heartbeat monitoring system using Arduino IDE and IoT At the end of the lesson…

January 28, 2020

Heat/Light Activated Switch

The purpose for this lesson is to teach grades 11-12 students the concepts of transistors, while also introducing electronics design software to digitally fabricate a transistor switch circuit. The challenge…

December 9, 2019

Programmable LED Display

This lesson is all about showing grades 9-12 students the essentials of fabrication and programming to create their own unique LED display. The students will be shown how to use…

November 17, 2019

Drone Design

Experiment with the science behind drone flight as grades 9-12 students design, fabricate, and build their own indoor drone. This lesson has students using various capabilities inside the fab lab…

November 17, 2019

Making a Mardi Gras-Inspired Patch Using Algorithmic Design

What is an algorithm? How can algorithms be used to create cultural designs and 3D models? This lesson explores these questions by using visual programming to help students explore computational…

November 14, 2019

Ring Ceremony: Custom 3D Print Rings

Rings are customizable, simple objects to 3D print. Over the course of five classes (hours), students will design and print rings to wear and share with classmates. This lesson uses…

November 13, 2019

Designing PancakeBot 3D Printed Extensions

Hacking machines to either improve, or change the original purpose of the machine can be rewarding and gives the user control over their machine as well as what they can…

November 2, 2019

Python Turtle Spirograph Pancakes

Spirograph is the name given to a drawing tool that makes “mathematical roulette curves” known as hypotrochoids.   In this lesson, you will learn how to use Python Turtle* to…

October 29, 2019

Brand A-peal: Custom Vinyl Logos

Logos are symbols that visually represent an idea, organization, or individual. Over the course of three classes (hours), students will design and apply a vinyl decal onto athletic clothing using…

October 18, 2019

Stop Motion Movies

This is designed as a 3 hour field trip. If you have more time for this activity students can design and 3D print files on their own. Students will use…

September 11, 2019

Biomedical Engineer – Middle School Remix

This lesson reflects on “Everyday in the life of a Biomedical Engineer” What does a Biomedical Engineer do? Biomedical Engineer Conduct research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists,…

July 11, 2019

maker Paideia Unit – “Human Innovation: Moving from the Paper Age to the Cardboard Age and Beyond”

Based on early human innovations and transitions from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age to the Iron Age, make tools that represent how technologies change based on changing materials…

July 2, 2019

makerPBL – Projecting Parabolas

The Unit is designed to introduce/reinforce the student’s knowledge of quadratic functions. The unit will begin with PHET simulations on the characteristics of quadratic functions, applying their knowledge to digitally…

July 2, 2019

Fabelicious: make your chocolate molds!

Making is great, but making with chocolate is even better! In this lesson, children will learn that with the help of digital tools they can craft what they love: chocolate.…

July 1, 2019

LightUP your FAB

Light is an essential thing in our lives and we have been able to capture it. LightUP is a fun and simple way to understand it. Children build a pocket…

June 29, 2019

Industry-in-the-classroom toolkit

The Industry-in-the-classroom toolkit is a low-cost didactic station to promote the learning of industrial automation in a practical and contextualized way, while encouraging the critical thinking of the students. Through…

June 28, 2019

CODE+ART

In this workshop, children of autistic spectrum condition between 8 and 15 years, perform STEAM projects in groups, especially related to robotics, electronics, digital design and programming. The lessons propose…

June 28, 2019

Alquimétricos: Opensource DIY/DIT building blocks systems

Fabrication of a basic geodesic structure building block system kit using simple handcraft tools and recycled materials and bamboo sticks. The activity is targeted low income community classrooms educators, families…

June 28, 2019

Electronics Concepts

Electronics can be understood, after a concentrated study of concepts and the relationships between electronic components. The development of this understanding will empower students to design their own circuits for…

June 28, 2019

Zero2Maker : Robotics

Safety while working Understanding basic safety rules and discussing its importance. Basic Connection Learning Simple Circuits, Insulator,Conductor and Power Flow of Electricity Understand Voltage, Amp and series- parallel connection. Working…

June 28, 2019

Smart Factory and Industry 4.0

In the Smart Factory and Industry 4.0 lesson, students gain an understanding of the working principles of hydraulics and the electromechanical robot arm, their benefits in factories and how robot…

June 28, 2019

Giant educational breadboard

During the first course of Arduino we introduce the children to the use of an Arduino and breadboard.   In order to do this we start with a general overview…

June 28, 2019

Recycling For Toys

The lesson aims to introduce students to Reusing and Recycling of waste in creating their own products or toys in particular. The lesson will also introduce kids to electronic devices…

June 28, 2019

Waving droid

In this lesson students are going to learn about basic electronics and basic programming and apply the received knowledge in making the waving droid project following the engineering design process…

June 28, 2019

Make your Fan Smart

In this Workshop students will learn how to make Automatic Fan ON & Off by detecting Temp. by using Arduino, Relay, Temp. Sensor. Students will learn what is Arduino, Inputs…

June 28, 2019

KIT:CUT – Laser Book

Think or invent a story. Let yourself be guided by the emotions evoked by colours and shapes defined by Kandinsky (triangles, circles and squares). Use the forms to create the…

June 28, 2019

T-Shirt Printing

In this Workshop students will learn how to print T-Shirts @ home. Learning objectives are –     To motivate students for group discussion –     Learn 2D Design, Laser cutting.  Along with this concepts…

June 28, 2019

Water Dispenser

In this Workshop students will learn how to make Water Dispenser to avoid water wastage. Learning objectives are –     To motivate students for group discussion –     To think on water scarcity problems…

June 28, 2019

Electronic Rakhi

In this workshop students will learn to make an electronics rakhi with Basic electronics. Students learn about electronics by creating their own electronics Rakhi.  Students will study the elements and…

June 28, 2019

Smart Dustbin

Smart Dustbin means when we go in front of dustbin it get open automatically due to use of Ultrasonic Sensor, Servo Motor & Arduino. In this Workshop students learn how…

June 28, 2019

Electronic Complaint Box

In this workshop students will learn to make a Electronic Complaint Box with Arduino. Students learn concepts of electronics and Arduino programming by their own Electronic Complaint Box. Along with this…

June 28, 2019

Clap Switch

In this workshop students will learn to make a Clap Switch with Arduino. Students learn about electronics and programming by creating their own Clap switch.  Students will study the elements…

June 28, 2019

Digital Height Measurement

In this workshop student will learn how to make Digital device. For this they learn Bluetooth module, arduino, Sensors to make their imagination into real life with the help of…

June 28, 2019

Quiz Board

In this Workshop students learn how to make Quiz Board by using Basic Electronics Concept. Students learn concepts of basic electronics such as Conductivity, Good Conductor, Bad Conductor. Along with…

June 28, 2019

Portable Mobile Charger.

In this workshop students will learn to make a Solar based Portable Mobile charger. Students learn about Solar Energy creating their own Solar based Portable Mobile charger. Students will study the…

June 28, 2019

Laser Cut Word Art

This can be a short activity to just dip student toes in the pool of laser cutting for digital fabrication. It is a late add activity in the final weeks of…

June 28, 2019

Fab Lab Mini Siege Engines

In this project you will be working in small teams to create a device capable of throwing a ping pong ball.   The device must be made with (and only…

June 27, 2019

Sleeping on Our Hopes and Dreams

Students us design software (we used Powerpoint) to create a graphic which states a personal goal or vision. They cut the image on the HTV vinyl cutter, and heat press…

June 27, 2019

Sleeping on Our Hopes and Dreams

Students us design software (we used Powerpoint) to create a graphic which states a personal goal or vision. They cut the image on the HTV vinyl cutter, and heat press…

June 27, 2019

Adapt or Die

Students will simulate the evolution of a fictional bird species, the Bartulina, as it adapts from a rather sedentary land based bird to a far-soaring fierce hunter of aquatic life.…

June 27, 2019

Emosilla ReMAKE

  Emosilla l has the goal to sensitize kids to true emotions, and is based on the goals of authentic cultural exchange in Latin America, where it’ s start, and…

June 27, 2019

Thaumatrope, the illusion of movement

This practical workshop introduces the student to digital fabrication, traditional animation and optical illusions. We will present the basic notions of object´s personalization and how optical illusions work by creating…

June 27, 2019

Name the places

Students will understand how they can use 2D design to make big name plates Learning Objectives- To understand geometric concepts with the help of 2D design To Understand functioning of…

June 27, 2019

Solar Cap

In this workshop students will learn to make a solar cap. Students learn about Solar Energy creating their own solar cap. Students will study the solar energy, solar Panel & use…

June 27, 2019

Solar based PVC lamp

In this workshop students will learn to make a Solar based PVC Pipe table lamp. Students learn about Solar Energy creating their own Solar based Pipe table lamp. Students will study…

June 27, 2019

Magical greeting card

In this workshop students will learn to make a magical greeting card. Students learn about basic electronics by creating their own Paper circuit.  Students will study the elements and principles…

June 27, 2019

Virtual Reality Welding Simulation

In a Welding/ Manufacturing Class Students will enter the class and review safety protocol with welding tools. Students will be given their objective, “Virtually build a frame for a four-wheeled…

June 27, 2019

Prosthetic Hand

Objectives and /or Goals Develop a Prosthetic Arm and Hand using common materials and 3D printing. Students will explore design, construction, teamwork, and materials selection and use. Groups will follow…

June 26, 2019

Design and Build an Alaskan Cabin

Lesson Summary: Level : Grades 5 -12 (Modifications could be implemented for younger students with design materials being cardboard and not a computer designed model.)   This book can also…

June 26, 2019

Robotics Rumble

SEI’s season time line plan consist of the following: July – August 2019 Recruitment (secure students to participate in the program) September – November 2019 classes and meetings (2 times a…

June 26, 2019

Astroplant

Based on the initiative developed by a team of engineers, biologists, and designers of the European Space Agency and their partner Border Labs, the Fab Lab Onl’Fait is developing the…

June 26, 2019

An Assistive Artistic Device

Disabilities appear in many forms. Assistive devices help people with disabilities live a better life. In this project, students design and develop a useful assistive device for people challenged by…

June 26, 2019

Decorative Clip

In this activity students will learn to make a Decorative Clip with Electronics technology. Students learn about electronics by creating their own Decorative clip.  Students will study the elements and…

June 26, 2019

Magical Flower Pot

In this workshop students will learn to make a magical flower pot with arduino. Students learn about electronics and programming by creating their own magical flower pot.  Students will study the…

June 26, 2019

3D Print a Team Logo

3D printing has revolutionized prototyping and manufacturing, and as the technology advances, access to these machines becomes increasingly available and more affordable. Students with knowledge of these systems are able…

June 25, 2019

Uncovering a Hidden History – The Lives of African Americans During Reconstruction

Students will respond to research about the lives of African Americans during the Reconstruction era. This era was a critical time that laid the groundwork for many social issues we…

June 21, 2019

FANTASTIC CREATURES OF DIGITOYS

In this workshop the children design the creatures of their fantasies through a digital plasticine and then be fabricated with the help of machines to make toys: 3D printers.

June 15, 2019

Acrylic Circuits

This lesson works with students to learn basic skills in making; they will use CAD to make a design, laser printer to engrave / cut their design, calipers to measure,…

June 13, 2019

Coding 3D Models Using Tinkercad Codeblocks

Inspired by contemporary South African baskets and hats, this activity explores craft through computation, 3D modeling and 3D printing. Students will use object-oriented computer programming, meaning they will place a…

June 12, 2019

Digitally Fabricated Pinball

The Pinball PBL will investigate the essential concepts underlying the principles conservation of energy by calculating and discussing potential and kinetic energy in their machine. Students will apply creativity and…

June 12, 2019

10th Grade Youth Field Trip Fab Lab Ponce and Isabela

Towns Kids Youth were challenged to explain to class members and other High School Kids what is a Fab Lab and what our Executive Members are sacrificing for the development…

June 7, 2019

DIY bio

DIYbio is a global movement spreading the use of biotechnology beyond traditional academic and industrial institutions into the lay public. Practitioners include a broad mix of amateurs, enthusiasts, students, and…

June 6, 2019

Fragrance Synthesis and Entrepreneurship – Digital Fabrication Mini-PBL

In this Mini-PBL students will take on the role of entrepreneurs in research and developmental chemistry with the goal of synthesizing and promoting their own perfumes and colognes. Students will…

May 24, 2019

That’s a Wrap: Applying Three Dimensional Geometry to Design a Candy Container

Students will use their understanding of the properties of three dimensional solids to design a candy container meeting specific constraints. Students, working in pairs, will complete a two and three dimensional…

May 24, 2019

Virtual Reality Cell Creation

The purpose of this Mini-PBL is for students to learn Cellular Biology content while developing competence in Unity development and 21st Century skills such as innovation through technology expertise and…

May 24, 2019

Digital Diorama Immersion

This Spanish I PBL will combine the Spanish culture with the verb estar. Students will work in pairs to create a digital diorama with a theme that is based on…

May 24, 2019

Mini PBL Kinetic Art

Using the information gathered from research, each group will develop a visual presentation that includes a video and a kinetic art mobile, demonstrating an understanding of the essential questions. The video…

May 24, 2019

Ceiling Tile Room Art: Rational Expressions

Students will improve the learning environment in the 11th/12th grade math room by creating (12″x 24″) acrylic ceiling tiles that show a challenging rational function. The tile will have a…

May 24, 2019

Algebra 2: Games of Chance

In this unit, students will design a game of chance and use that game as a platform to discuss one or more types of probability. In particular, students will focus…

May 24, 2019

The Art of the World Wars

The purpose of this Mini-PBL is to focus on how art (painting, photography, sculpting, propaganda, etc.) can be a valuable source to a historian. Students will use the Fabrication Laboratory…

May 24, 2019

Independent Reading Visual Representation

The Independent Reading Visual Representation Mini-PBL will challenge the students to become life-long, independent readers and share their love of reading with their classmates. Students will choose an independent reading…

May 23, 2019

Lesson Landing Pad: 3D Printing

This is a new type of lesson page! Instead of serving as a place to find a singular lesson about 3D printing, this is a page that will serve as…

May 21, 2019

LED Yup’ik male dance fans

Combine tradition and technology in learning how to make a glowing Yup’ik dance fan! They were used in winter ceremonies, accompanied by masks they helped illustrate the story told by…

May 18, 2019

Mask Making

This lesson takes the classical mask making style of the indigenous people of Alaska and combines it with tech-based lessons that include design, spacial reasoning, and math! These masks can…

May 17, 2019

LASER CUT LIGHT BOXES

Create your own personalized light box that includes LED strands and DC power supply. The image, LED light colors and display box dimensions are up to you!!  Time: 16 hours…

May 17, 2019

LED and Acrylic Name Tags

Here’s a simple lesson for creating a cool LED lighted name tag for yourself or a whole classroom!

May 17, 2019

Ball and Triangle Game

This is a Traditional native Game played by North East Woodland Indigenous People. The Game was originally made withe birch bark, sinew and a carved wood ball. We are changing…

May 17, 2019

Popsicle Flashlights – Simple Circuits with a Switch

Learn about electricity and build a simple circuit with a switch using some very simple materials.

April 29, 2019

tarukantohku: Digital Design Rooted in Storytelling Tradition

The purpose of this lesson is to promote collaboration between educational and cultural programming, specifically for the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. The Tunica-Biloxi are a federally recognized tribe with population…

April 5, 2019

Sea Floor Bathymetry

Students will demonstrate understanding of various sea floor features, create a digital and physical model of a sea floor, and then practice mapping the sea floor (bathymetry) using dowel rods…

April 2, 2019

Set the (VR) Screen: Wearable Device Designer

Students are challenged over the course of five (5) lessons to develop a cardboard virtual reality headset. Working as a “company” or in groups, learners will fulfill job specific tasks…

March 5, 2019

Sew your own smart crystal lamp

How can you combine electronics, chemistry and sewing in a single activity? By sewing a smart crystal lamp! You need to use a needle and thread to stitch the electronic…

March 3, 2019

Soap-Making

Soap Making encourages educators to explore thermodynamics. Using a DIY vacuum mold machine, students will create a mold before adding scent and color to their soap to cast a mold.…

March 1, 2019

Learn CAD Design with Light Play

We use the Exploritorium’s light play activity to explore light and learn how to design and cut objects on the laser cutter. The laser-cutter is a versatile tool used throughout…

March 1, 2019

Sand Casting Aluminum Parts

Sand molded casting is a metal casting process characterized by using sand as the mold material. The term “sand casting” can also refer to a machined part that was produced from the…

February 13, 2019

Music & 3D Modeling: From James Brown to Architecture

Black History Month recognizes the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of African Americans in the United States. In honor of this month, this project combines black music, 3D modeling and laser…

February 8, 2019

Under the Lights: Wearable Device Designer

Students are introduced to the Engineering Design Process through a rapid prototyping activity. Each step of the EDP will be addressed while creating a prototype device using craft materials. This…

January 31, 2019

Heating Up!: Wearable Device Designer

Students are challenged to both program an Arduino and engineer a circuit to measure a player’s temperature. In pairs, students will practice both computer and electrical engineering. Groups will simulate…

January 31, 2019

All Tied Up: Wearable Device Designer

Students are challenged to develop a wearable shoelace device. The device should both keep the wearer’s shoelaces tied and be easily removable. The lesson uses 2D vector design software and…

January 28, 2019

Pregame Warm-Up: Wearable Device Designer

Students are introduced to the Engineering Design Process through a rapid prototyping activity. Each step of the EDP will be addressed while creating a prototype device using craft materials. This…

January 28, 2019

Electronics Musical Instrument ( Piano)

We are use piano in our traditional event which has plastic button. After pressing button we can hear sound of swaras ( SA,RE,GA,MA,PA,DHA,NI,SA) instead of this type of piano we can…

January 17, 2019

AUTO OPERATED DIWALI LANTERN

This project one of the part of Diwali celebration with self creativity. Its celebration includes millions of shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, Around temples and other buildings in…

January 17, 2019

Personalized Avatar and Quote

Students will design their own avatar from a template and chose a quote that means something to them. The avatar and quote have been engraved on leather journals in the…

January 7, 2019

Through the Lens of an Artist

Students will research a famous artist and piece of artwork before painting their own wooden glasses made with a laser and adding lenses to create a piece of art!

January 7, 2019

Layers of the Earth with 3D printing

In this lesson students must complete calculations to create a model of the earth that is proportional to reality using Tinkercad.

January 7, 2019

Learn to Program in C++ with Arduino

A large part of learning Arduino for most people, is getting started with coding. These lessons offer explorations of some of the core concepts of reading and writing Arduino code.

December 31, 2018

Escape Room Puzzles

Students learn how to use CorelDRAW and Laser Cutters through creating Math and Science puzzles.

December 21, 2018

Catapulting into Digital Fabrication

This lesson will introduce students to the essential concepts underlying the principles of 2 dimensional dynamics in a gravitational field. Along with the study of dynamics, students will construct either medieval…

December 19, 2018

Water Overflow Indicator

In this workshop student will make an instrument that would sense water overflow and that, it would give an alarm sound or a beep. In this workshop student will learn…

December 13, 2018

PRIDE PIECES: EXPLORING SOCIAL IDENTITY, HISTORY, AND CULTURE

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…

December 7, 2018

Tinkercad & Chibi Chip Electronic Cards

This “Hour of Code” project is part of Computer Science Education Week from December 3 – 7 but the lesson can be done any time of the year. Students explore…

December 6, 2018

Shining the Light

Bryan Stevenson & Just-Mercy, 2019.   Black Panther-inspired High School lesson plan using Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. This lesson was revisited due to the release of the film starring…

November 30, 2018

DF Labyrinth

In this lesson, students will design, prototype, and build their own Labyrinth games using both analog and digital fabrication.

November 28, 2018

Scrabble Tile Nametags

Learners will further develop their self portrait by identifying skills they have or want to gain, especially those that will make them leaders or useful to their teammates on group…

November 19, 2018

Edge Lit Signs

Students design a decorative plate, laser engrave and cut it, then assemble it into an edge lit sign with an LED.

November 16, 2018

Finding Fibonacci in the Helicone

Leonardo of Pisa (c.1170–c.1250), also known as Fibonacci, is often considered the most talented mathematician of the Middle Ages. In this lesson students discover the mystical nature of the famous…

November 9, 2018

Wind Turbine STEM/Digital Fabrication Challenge

Enhance your subject area content and career connections by using digital fabrication to design and make blades for a wind turbine.

November 9, 2018

From Digital to Physical: Geometric Translations

In this guide you will learn to develop a general workflow between 3D modeling softwares and planar assembly techniques for laser cutting using geometric translation tools. This guide will focus…

October 25, 2018

Fab Sneakers Workshop

Fabricating shoes presents fun opportunities for student to learn principles from design and mathematics while they explore digital fabrication process such as 3D modeling for 3D printing, laser cutting for…

July 26, 2018

Wearable Tech in Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism encompasses a wide variety of creative explorations across numerous fields – music, art, film, and literature – over nearly a half-century in black culture. This lesson plan explores the…

July 17, 2018

Alejibres with DF

Alebrijes are imaginative and colorful Mexican art sculptures that have transformed into mythical creatures of the culture that act as spirit guides. This lesson begins with students watching the Disney…

July 17, 2018

DIY Adinkra Symbols with 3D Printing

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 vinyl cutter. After completing the ELA…

July 13, 2018

Child Designed Furniture

Creating classroom furniture with children is one example of a successful scaffolded fabrication activity that can be an empowering experience for young children. This experience includes adults working alongside children…

May 31, 2018

Laser Cut Lantern

Ethnic Chinese celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival worldwide by lighting lanterns. This lesson will introduce students, from all backgrounds, to this tradition and its associated folklore. Rather than purchasing mass-produced plastic…

December 13, 2017

Technical 3D Modeling

This project will promote learning digital fabrication using the constructionist learning theory, providing students space to learn through open-ended project-based experiences and helping students understand the real world value of…

November 20, 2017

DIY Lego Accessories

The goal of this lesson is to use the design process to create accessories compatible with LEGO minifigures. The advantage of this lesson is that the objects can be modeled…

November 13, 2017

Quadcopter Challenge

The law defines an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) as “an aircraft that is operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft.” An unmanned aircraft…

November 13, 2017

Imaginary Village

Students will use TinkerCAD to create imaginary houses or buildings using basic geometric shapes. At the end of the lesson, each student will have their 3D printed building. Together, students…

November 13, 2017

Make Your Own Cookie Cutter

In this lesson students will design custom cookie cutters in 3D modeling software and then 3D print them to produce a functional object.

November 13, 2017

Mask Making

Digital Fabrication Across the Curriculum (Phantom Mask Aligned to National Standards for Theatre Education): Using the Phantom of the Opera as a case study, students gain appreciation for the terminology…

November 13, 2017

Circuit Exploration

Children are fascinated and engaged by toys that light up and move. This lesson is an example of how teachers can take advantage of this fascination by combining digital fabrication…

November 13, 2017

Fab Checker Boards

This unit involves student learning, practice, and reinforcement of multiple fabrication skills and tools to create personalized checker boards. The student will practice and develop skills surrounding 3D printing, laser…

November 13, 2017

The Oresmian Coordinate System – Bridge

In this lesson, students are guided in a structured learning activity (building a 3D bridge). Students go through an iterative process to learn how designs can be developed and improved…

November 13, 2017

Animal Engineers & Designing For Survival Needs

During this lesson, students will work together on engineering design challenges and station-based activities for approximately 75 minutes each day. Day 1 will focus on the developmentally-appropriate design process: Think,…

November 13, 2017

Pinball Machine

A 9th grade class can learn conceptual physics as students explore digital fabrication tools to design a pinball machine. When they laser cut their prototypes, students will gain an understanding…

November 13, 2017

Fabricated Cell Models

To encourage the students to deepen their knowledge of organelles of plant and animal eukaryotic cells. The students and teacher will develop models which include the use of the Shopbot,…

November 9, 2017

3D Printed Grabbers

This lesson will teach STEM and design concepts. It is adapted from an 8-module curriculum centering around the use of 3D printed prosthetics and other assistive devices. This curriculum is…

November 9, 2017

Project Nightlight

Students will study the elements and principles of design and understand how they  are used to create a 3D printed computer programmable night light. In this lesson, students will conceptualize…

November 9, 2017

Chess Set Design

This lesson includes the design and fabrication of chess sets as well as a redesign of a chess set for the visually impaired. Students learn how to design and fabricate…

November 9, 2017

GeoConstructix

The primary focus of this lesson is on the inter-relationship between geometry and fabrication. GeoConstructix adapts digital fabrication concepts by focusing on the inter-relationship between geometry and Computer-aided design and…

November 9, 2017

Mp3 Speakers

Students will be given an amplifier/speaker kit to assemble and solder. Students will also create a casing for this circuit system. This can be achieved by using the step-by-step tutorial…

November 9, 2017

STANDARDS-ALIGNED

Community contributed lessons aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)  offer formal educators innovative pathways to teaching content knowledge. The Fab I Can Statements are a resource to develop technology-literate learning progressions to align with content standards.

FAB TESTED

Periodically lessons are adapted and tested by the Fab Foundation team based on a call for submissions from fabbers, educators, and makers.  Our inaugural set of lessons for the SCOPES-DF project were Fab Tested in 2016 and are tagged Fab Tested on the website.

OPEN-SOURCE VALUES

Lessons are distributed under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC license, that permits free use and re-purposing by others.