FREE online lessons for teachers and home learners.
This webinar series has now ended and registration is no longer available.
Every Wednesday I have been delivering live webinars to teachers, home learners, and hobbyists in collaboration with FlashForge USA. For the past two weeks we have been learning how to code models for 3D printing using TinkerCAD code blocks.
Code blocks is a fun and easy way to create models via scratch coding. The example tutorials covered in the sessions are from the ‘coding for kids’ curriculum.
Scratch was developed by MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is taught in schools around the world. It is widely recognized as the standard-bearer of introducing children to learning how to code.
TinkerCAD code blocks is built on scratch to create models. By using simple drag and drop code blocks you can create 3D models to print without having to learn CAD design. As long as you can understand the concept of X, Y and Z axis, then you can code models using code blocks.
The concept is fun and creative and draws upon children’s prior learning of code. Also it is very user friendly and easy to create accurate and visually impressive models without going through traditional CAD design methods.