What can your students learn from making a sign?

If you’re a teacher making use of digital fabrication in your classroom, this may not surprise you. A relatively simple project can help you teach quite a number of topics. Check out Sallye Coyle’s blog post at 100kSchools.org, and you’ll see how making a lighted acrylic sign can help you instruct lessons about… CAD and CAM, the physics of optics, electricity and electronics, materials science, project management and documentation, and business topics such as quality control, cost analysis, market analysis, intellectual property….

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2 comments to What can your students learn from making a sign?

  • John Crandall

    I’m just getting started teaching seniors how to use computerized tools to make things like carving small wooden objects in either 2D or 3D.
    Any information will be helpful.
    I have many usable designs but need to create the requisite SW.
    Thanks for any help.

  • Hi John, Thanks for writing. You may find this link on the ShopBot website to be of help:
    http://shopbottools.com/mProducts/3-d_work_v2.htm
    Vectric and their website has a lot of resources as well. And you may want to jump onto the ShopBot forum and ask the community, it’s very active
    Best,
    Michael

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