|Replacement piece in cardboard (left)|
Some of the game pieces had been replaced by cardboard cut outs of various pieces (see right) - however the students when brainstorming ideas about using the 3D Printers in the classroom they felt that the could reproduce the pieces better and in more detail using the 3D Printers.
|Tinkercad search of 'Cluedo'|
Level of Difficulty: Some of the weapon items were straightforward - such as the lead pipe. The more difficult items such as the revolver were extremely challenging for students to create the detail. This group of students identified that Tinkercad had pre existing revolvers that they could have used however the intention was to replace with original student designs.
|Some items to be improved...|
Issues: Detail on the designs related to the size of the items - there were some items that required considerable detail and others did not.
Timeframe: The size of the six items to fit for their use in the game meant that under a regular print the print time was 70 minutes.
Size: Each of the items was of various size from 4-5cm with a width of between 1cm and 2cm. Process: designed on paper to start with, created in Tinkercad. Converted to Cura and printed using Ultimaker 2.
Moving Forward: Replacement game pieces has potential to be a good introductory task for 3D Printing in the classroom. It is a simple practical task (although it must be noted the difficulty of some of the items varied greatly) that would allow something to be used in the classroom and therefore could be particularly ongoing task.