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.
Digital Fabrication Tools
Hardware: 3D Printer
It's time to meet us and present the workshop
TEACHER NOTE: Use this guide – which will serve as support throughout the sessions – and tell the children that sessions will be like a game in which they must overcome different levels to learn how to design and make their own toys.
It is time to meet us, introduce yourself by indicating your name or nickname, how old you are and what you like to do, then invite them to voluntarily introduce themselves.
PD. This workshop consists of 2 sessions.
It's time to create our first characters in the real world using colored plasticine
Tell the children that their first mission is to create the fantastic creature of their fantasies. For this, give them plasticine (neon colors) and plastic or wooden punches.
Now let's name each manual process that we do
With the characters that the children are creating, together with them, explore the images of level 2 to associate each manual process with a new name and a button. In that way they will review how the buttons work: Create, Draw, Inflate, Smooth and Grab, buttons that coincidentally will be seen in level 4 when they have to digitally design their characters,
From the real world to digital and from the world 2d to 3d
Show the participants the first pair of images of level 3 and ask them what are the differences between both images. Invite everyone to participate in an orderly manner. Make a rescue of their comments and close saying that effectively one image is real world and the other digital world.
Next, show the second pair of images and do the same dynamic asking the difference between both images. This time you close commenting that although both images are from the digital world one is from the world 2d and the other from the 3d world.
It's time to digitally design your first fantastic creature