Fab I Can

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…

September 29, 2018
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…

September 29, 2018
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.…

September 29, 2018
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…

September 29, 2018
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…

September 29, 2018
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…

September 29, 2018
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…

September 29, 2018
Heating Up!: Wearable Device Designer

Students are challenged to 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 their…

September 29, 2018
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…

September 29, 2018
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…

September 29, 2018
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…

September 29, 2018
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…

September 29, 2018
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…

September 29, 2018
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!

September 29, 2018
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.

September 29, 2018
Learn to Program in C++ with Arduino

Programming is a critical skill for developing ideas into reality, and creating things that can interact with the world around them. Arduino is a favorite platform for any starting maker…

September 29, 2018
Escape Room Puzzles

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

September 29, 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…

September 29, 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…

September 29, 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…

September 29, 2018
DF Labyrinth

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

September 29, 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…

September 29, 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.

September 29, 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…

September 29, 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.

September 29, 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…

September 29, 2018
Fabber 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…

September 29, 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…

September 29, 2018
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…

September 29, 2018