Bytes to Bites: Drawing Pancakes with G-Code

Create your pancakes with code!   This lesson introduces you to the concepts behind CNC Computer language called G-Code and walks you through a step by step introduction on creating…

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…

IN THIS COLLECTION

This collection includes 3 lessons developed exclusively for the SCOPES-DF by Miguel Valenzuela, Inventor of the PancakeBot.

These lessons offer an entry point for food enthusiasts and technologists alike to explore digitally fabricated food.  The lessons were designed with students of all ages and educators of all types in mind.

PANCAKEBOT TEACHER GUIDE

Miguel Valenzuela has partnered with the Fab Foundation and the SCOPES-DF team to expand STEM learning and give exposure to digital fabrication technologies through food. This special collection is accompanied by a teacher guide for the PancakeBot.


Download the PancakeBot Teacher Guide

In the spirit of PancakeBot’s creation, Miguel and his family continue to push the boundaries of learning and enjoyment through hacking for knowledge and loads of fun!

 

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTED DIGITAL FABRICATION LESSONS

Tactile Assisted Design: Four Forces of Flight

Students who are blind and visually impaired oftentimes can’t participate in computer aided design (CAD) and digital fabrication activities because high detail screen work is a challenge. For those students…

January 31, 2024
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CPX Circuit Holder: A Digital Fabrication Project

During this project students will gain knowledge and skills using. 3D printing vinyl cutting block coding playground express circuit They will then apply those skills to design and digitally manufacture…

January 27, 2024

Bee Hotels with 3D Printing and Woodworking

This five-lesson plan aims to engage 9th and 10th-grade students in creating bee-friendly spaces on the school campus by designing and building functional bee hotels. The project combines 3D printing…

January 8, 2024

Decorative Box Lantern

This lesson takes the creative and cultural tradition of lantern making and combines it with a tech-based lesson in digital design and fabrication. Students will use 2D design software to…

December 5, 2023

Theatrical Mask Making

This lesson takes the creative mask making style of a Broadway theater show (think the Lion King) and combines it with a tech-based lesson in digital design and fabrication. Students…

December 5, 2023

Virtual Hispanic Art Gallery

The “Exploring Hispanic Artists from the US” project is designed for middle school students to delve into the world of Hispanic art and culture by researching and creating virtual art…

October 15, 2023

Exploring Innovation and Invention

In this lesson, the students will learn the history of innovations through fun and play. The files for stickers or laser cutting will the attached to this lesson which the…

September 26, 2023

MakeyMakey Inventor Biography Bottle

Students will choose a scientist or inventor from the past or present to research in order to write an informational report.  While the students are progressing through the writing…

September 7, 2023

Introduction to 3D Designing with a 3D Pen and Sketchbook

Students will learn the basics of 3D designing and geometry through hands-on activities using a 3D pen and a 3D sketchbook (or folded square papers). They will create simple 3D…

August 14, 2023

A- Frame level for contour Farming

This lesson introduces students to agriculture practices and its benefits. Students will learn about contour farming and vegetable cultivation. When studying contour farming for vegetables, students will gain specific insights…

July 21, 2023

FLA Week 3 – Universal Design and Sustainability

On YouTube, I’ve watched several ways how to make good-sounding drums, and with biomaterials, I’ve tried to make a surface that will boost the sound of the bucket and make…

July 19, 2023

Asking Questions – Developing Inquiry Skills by using Grammar Wheel

In the lesson “Asking Questions – Developing Inquiry Skills,” intermediate-level students learn to formulate different types of questions, identify question words, and effectively gather information. The lesson begins with a…

June 30, 2023

Cooking our own Fab Lab biomaterials

Within the study of plastic, the students will cook different bioplastics with different recipes and proportions of ingredients to study the mechanical properties of the material. With a laser cutter,…

June 30, 2023

FLA Week6: A wavy line that connects

Explore waves in our environment and the characteristics of sinusoidal waves—amplitude, frequency, and wavelength.    Students will go through the 4 phases of Engage – Explore – Explanation – Extension…

June 30, 2023

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.