Cura allows you to drop a png or jpeg on the build plate to create STL files. In this case students design and 3D print their images or patterns to be used to create foam block prints.


Project Objectives

- Produce a 3D model from a 2D design

- Understand and execute boolean operations

- Use negative, as well as positive shapes, effectively in prints

- Understand the steps in a relief printmaking technique

- Use symbols to communicate ideas

- Explore the word as a dynamic collection of interdependent letters

- Understand how typography conveys meaning and messages

Recommended age range 8+
Category: Beginner lesson
Tags: 3D CAD, 3D printing, 3D printed, beginners, design, education, block printing, photoshop, Cura
Software: Photoshop, Cura
Lesson Duration: Three to four- 45 minute class (additional time to print)
Estimated filament use (per person):~1.6-3m/~12g-24g


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