Personalized Avatar and Quote - SCOPES Digital Fabrication

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Fab Tools
Fab-Safety.1, Fab-Fabrication.1, Fab-Design.1

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Sarah Wallace
Sarah Wallace
Fablab manager
I run the Cleveland Mobile Fab Lab of MC2 STEM High School.   I work with K-8 teachers in the Cleveland Metro School District to expose young learners to the wonders of Digital Fabrication through fun, artistic, STEM projects.    Previously,… Read More


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 photos for this lesson, but can also be made into a keychain, medal, locker magnet, etc.

What You'll Need


Laser material (wood, acrylic, journals, etc)

Avatar Template

Worksheets (optional): Design your own Avatar, Pick a Meaningful Quote

The Instructions


Introduce project to your students

Have students complete the design your own avatar and pick a meaningful quote worksheets

Design your own Avatar, Pick a Meaningful Quote


Use CAD software to design

Using the avatar template corel file, have your students drag and drop to create their own avatar. They can then use the avatar and add their quote and scale their design to fit the journal, keychain or medal design that they will be making.

If your students are young, or do not yet know how to use Corel, you can use their worksheets to create their design for them.


Create your objects!

Have students use the laser to engrave their avatar and quote.

Alternative: You could also have students edit the design to be cut on a vinyl cutter to make a sticker, heat press vinyl image to add to a shirt or back pack, etc



If you have students create journals, you can have their first entry be about why they chose the quote they did and what it means to them.


  • (Fab-Safety.1): I can safely conduct myself in a Fab Lab and observe operations under instructor guidance.
  • (Fab-Fabrication.1): I can follow instructor guided steps that link a software to a machine to produce a simple physical artifact.
  • (Fab-Design.1): I can be responsible for various activities throughout a design process within a group under instructor guidance.

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