Background: This is another task to enhance a presentation to take place for the local community and a cluster of schools. The classroom was developing projects based around two similar themes, gaden worms and glow worms. As a result of conversation with the teachers of the classrooms an offer was made to enhance the presentations by producing 3D printed models that would then be mounted on the boards. For the 'glow worm' presentation glow-in-the-dark filament was used. Due to the timeframe available a decision was made to go with pre-produced material, that was not student created. (this is the second time this has occurred on this blog, the first being the 'rat' print listed previously which is also linked to this presentation.
Level of Difficulty: Minimum, none. These prints were sourced from pre-produced locations (in this case a generic search on Tinkercad) and not requiring any student created input. The only factor that slightly complcated matters was the use of glow-in-the-dark filament for the glow worm. This filament as a general rule is more difficult to print and requires a adjusted temperature and multiply tries to compete successfully.
|Full display, worms in green|
Size: As above the size of the worm/glow-worm varies on a case by case basis. The longest in the series is shown top left, 12cm. The worms featured in the display on the right at right angles were this size but split in half due to the angle of the bend.
|Collection of 'Tinkercad Worms"|
Next steps for students: The obvious is for the students to design the worms or animals from scratch. This would be well within their capabilities and the animal shapes and design could be inspired to create their own versions that would more than suit the purpose.