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3D Printing: Fortnite Gliders

  • MODA 1315 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30309 United States (map)

Calling all kid gamers! At MODA, we’re designing Fortnite gliders because they’re customizable and make learning CAD a breeze.

Great for aspiring game designers and budding animators, MODA’s 3D Printing: Fortnite class will introduce students to complex shape design and principles of physics that apply to real life gliders. In the game Fortnite, players start each game landing on the map with a glider. Gliders in Fortnite can be switched out and leveled up, and act as the main form of transportation for players.

Diving into lessons of the fundamental forces of flight like lift, drag, thrust, and weight, students will combine their knowledge of physics with CAD design to construct scaled gliders that MODA will 3D print. We’ll also highlight the field of aerospace engineering and learn more about aerodynamics in the process. Whether students are experienced designing with Tinkercad or completely new to CAD design, we’ll make sure they have what it takes to design a unique glider of their very own in the color of their choice. They’ll be challenged to use some new tools specific to modeling aerodynamic objects.

We’ll supply monofilament and a hook for each student to display their glider at home.

Some of the things you'll learn:

  • How 3D printing works
  • Fundamentals of a basic CAD program
  • How to use CAD for game design and animation
  • Principles of real world glider design
  • Efficient planning of order of operations in CAD design
  • Some fun rules of physics focusing on aerodynamics
  • How to prepare files created in a CAD program to be 3D printed
  • How 3D printing is changing design processes and how it's impacting our world

$35 for MODA members / $40 Non-Members
Fee also includes admission to our current exhibitions for the participant and one adult.

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Leading this Studio:
Neil Miller, 3D Design Educator

Neil began volunteering at MODA in 2013, eventually joined the part-time staff, and became a full-time staff member in 2014. He graduated from SCAD-Atlanta in 2011 with a BFA in interactive design and game development and a minor in sculpture. As MODA's 3D-Printing Proficient Neil plans and implements the curriculum for hands-on design programming, teaches 3D-modeling classes, and oversees day-to-day operation and maintenance of MODA's 3D-printers.

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Leading this Studio:
Brigid Drozda, Design Thinking & Innovation Educator

Brigid holds a BA in History from UGA with a focus in Economic Culture, Aesthetics, and the Luxury Debate. Brigid also completed her Orton-Gillingham Practitioner Certification with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. She blends design thinking, project based learning, and other forms of learner-driven, open-ended, experiential learning to build cultures of innovation and collaboration. Brigid's students combine sketching and drafting with STEAM tools to execute designs that demonstrate critical thinking and functionality.


Cancellation policy: If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per class. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event. MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.

Exemption Notice: This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to www.decal.ga.gov or call 404.657.5562.