Day 72 – Design with Onshape

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Engineering Physics – The class enthusiastically continued with designing mounts for the lasers and sensors for the cart timers. Some kids are really flying with using Onshape, it’s incredible what engagement can draw out from students.

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Day 71.5 – 3D Printers are Ready

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Engineering – I came in over the holidays to finish fixing and setting up my room’s 2 Printrbot Simple 3D printers.

They say it’s important to step away from teaching while on holidays in order to not burn out. I’ve been looking forward to this though, I’m interested in the technology and wanted the time to focus on getting them going.

I haven’t printed much yet. I had to swap out a z-axis, replace and cooling fan and then calibrate the z-axis sensor. I then printed a spacer part that the spools of PLA will sit on. So far things are going ok. Perhaps I will come in again to test print a model of a Greenland paddle, as part of a project I’m designing for Math 8.