These items were produced easily on the laser cutter and didn't take more than a few minutes to produce which the students were able to use by using the GIMP. The students created an NBA style jersey and then put a number associated with a particular popular player from that team.
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
We have an amazing person at our school who produces fantastic media related to the school and our events. This is the official video for our School Market Day 2023 which shows a range of the products that our students made.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
The larger vinyl prints were made on the HP an example is shown left where the students documented the innovation process and took photographs at each stage of their learning. They were able to print this poster off and display their learning as part of the market day experience. This helped shared the learning and creative process with members of the community who came to view the market day. These prints were extremely large.Versa machine was able to produce much smaller prints in a vinyl sticker format that the students used for the packaging of their products. When combined with the Laser Cutter designing MDF cuts to back the work onto it produced a ready made stand for the display of the work.
Each year as a final project for the students we like to engage them by looking at designing Christmas Themed Ornaments that can be created and hung from a tree. This is a common subject that the students can relate to, have experience with practical examples and it allows some customisation and individualisation of gifts and prints. Again we have a sequence in place - using the main Tinkercad interface to look at design creation.
Students who have shown an aptitude or design class in the past we tend to push to come up with more complex designs.
- Our 2022 Summary of past years and details about a variety of prints.
- In 2018 we complete prints in two classrooms for each student some 60 in total some of the details and a selection of the prints are featured here.
- In 2016 we used Glow-In-The-Dark filament for something different and effective
- in 2016 we created specific present labels for individuals presents.
- In 2018 we saw some of our most creative Christmas Prints when a student spent a considerable time locating, designing and refining a Christmas Sleigh using Tinkercads main interface.
Sunday, November 26, 2023
We have detailed a number of these projects and groups on this blog from our own classroom (in the junior school with students who are seven and eight years old). Our school of two hundred students includes students who are Year Seven and Year Eight, who are up to twelve and thirteen years old. An example is the group shown left. They developed a series of boxes that were based around the use of the school laser cutter (we have an industrial sized one in a room at the back of the school). The boxes shown in the photo were all produced by the students and the large sign at the front detailed the production process - this in itself was printed on our vinyl poster machine - A1 size.
The production process was shown in the photographs of the students making the designs and the finished product so that parents could see the creations. We also applied sold stickers in order to allow the display to remain intact for the community to view the dream catchers rather then have them removed when they were sold.
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Another project that has been completed by our students is using the Laser Cutter to engrave on tiles - an example is shown left with the Piwakawaka shown left. While the students did not create the image this in theory would be possible.
We have a group of senior students using their use of the Laser Cutter to create MDF/Bamboo backing for the 3D Prints that the students from our junior classroom have created. These prints (a mixture of original prints and online located and sourced) have then had the students use the Roland Versa Sign Maker to create
a unique and creative sticker for this business.
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
The business that is relatively advanced in our Y3/4 class has been the 'Fancy Dogs' articulated toy dogs and one of the challenges has been to keep this student challenged to make additional parts of her business going since she completed the 3D Print part of the business some time ago.
In this instance the student used Pic Collage, which is one of key creation apps at school on her iPad in conjunction with Brand Crowd to produce her logo. It was then converted into printing on the printer. It has produced a range of adhesive labels that are commercial grade which the student is then using to fix directly to the MDF which she is then using to display her product. This produces a nice finish and enhances the overall product.