3D Printing for Kids

 

The Design Bar in the MODA lobby is a great place to exercise your creativity and learn about 3D Printing!

 

Intro to 3D Design: Create a  Snowflake

Using an easy-to-use 3D design software, kids ages 8-15 will learn how to manipulate basic shapes, symbols and texts to create a snowflake that can be printed on our Makerbot© Replicator© 2 Desktop 3D Printer (due to print times, items will be ready for pick-up within a few days).

In this workshop, students will

  • become familiar with a basic 3d design software
  • learn how to design an object by manipulating basic shapes, symbols and texts
  • learn about 3D printing, its materials, and processes

Participation is $25 for Members, $30 for non-Members. Fee includes admission to the museum’s current exhibition for the participant and 1 adult.

Classes are available on the following dates and times:

 

3D Printing from Minecraft: Build the White House

In our 3D printing from Minecraft classes, kids ages 8-15 take their gaming skills to the next level as they design a replica of the White House that can be printed on our Makerbot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printers (due to print times, items will be ready for pick-up within a few days).

In this workshop, students will

  • become familiar with a basic 3d design software
  • learn how to design an object by manipulating basic shapes, symbols and texts
  • learn about 3D printing, its materials, and processes
  • learn about the history and structure of the White House

Participation is $25 for Members, $30 for non-Members. Fee includes admission to the museum’s current exhibition for the participant and 1 adult.

 

3D Printing from Minecraft: Build the Empire State Building

In our 3D printing from Minecraft classes, kids ages 8-15 take their gaming skills to the next level as they design a replica of the Empire State Building that can be printed on our Makerbot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printers (due to print times, items will be ready for pick-up within a few days).

  • In this workshop, students will
    • become familiar with a basic 3d design software
    • learn how to design an object by manipulating basic shapes, symbols and texts
    • learn about 3D printing, its materials, and processes
    • learn about the history and structure of the Empire State Building

    Participation is $25 for Members, $30 for non-Members. Fee includes admission to the museum’s current exhibition for the participant and 1 adult.

    Saturday, December 20, 11:00 – 12:30pm

  • Sunday, December 28, 1 -2.30 pm

 

3D Printing from Minecraft: Lighthouses, ages 8-15

In our 3D printing from Minecraft classes, kids ages 8-15 take their gaming skills to the next level as they design buildings and that can be printed on our Makerbot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printers (due to print times, items will be ready for pick-up within a few days).

Once a common feature in coastal towns, lighthouses serve as beacons for maritime navigation, providing warnings against dangers such as shallow waters and reefs. Students who register for these classes will learn about the history of lighthouses and the technology that makes them work. They’ll design and build a lighthouse in Minecraft and then use Redstone circuitry (digital electronics) to install a light in it.

In these classes, kids:

  • become familiar with basic architectural forms
  • learn basic principles and concepts of architecture and engineering as they construct buildings, real and fantastical
  • Become familiar with the basic circuitry functions available in Minecraft
  • learn about 3D printing, its materials & its processes

Participation is $25 for Members, $30 for non-Members. Fee includes admission to the museum’s current exhibition for the participant and 1 adult.

Classes are available on the following dates and times:

 

3D Printing from Minecraft: Ice Palaces, ages 8-15

In our 3D printing from Minecraft classes, kids ages 8-15 take their gaming skills to the next level as they design buildings and that can be printed on our Makerbot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printers (due to print times, items will be ready for pick-up within a few days).

A popular element of fantasy stories set in colder climates, ice palaces blur the line between natural and artificial structures, combining ornate architecture with the elegant simplicity of crystals. In this class, students will design and build their own Ice Palace, learning about the formation of ice crystals and how architecture can mimic natural forms in the process.

  • become familiar with basic architectural forms
  • learn basic principles and concepts of architecture and engineering as they construct buildings, real and fantastical
  • Become familiar with the basic circuitry functions available in Minecraft
  • learn about 3D printing, its materials & its processes

Participation is $25 for Members, $30 for non-Members. Fee includes admission to the museum’s current exhibition for the participant and 1 adult.

Classes are available on the following dates and times:

 

Intro to 3D Design: Build a Robot, ages 8-15

From Bumblebee to Baymax, robots combine our fascination with science with our search for friendship, as they are machines that can be both companions and protectors.

Using an easy-to-use 3D design software, kids will learn how to manipulate basic shapes, symbols and texts to create a robot that can be printed on our Makerbot© Replicator© 2 Desktop 3D Printer (due to print times, items will be ready for pick-up within a few days).

In this workshop, students will

  • become familiar with a basic 3d design software
  • learn how to design an object by manipulating basic shapes, symbols and texts
  • learn about 3D printing, its materials, and processes
  • learn about the evolution of automata in fiction, along with the history of artificial intelligence in real life.

Participation is $25 for Members, $30 for non-Members. Fee includes admission to the museum’s current exhibition for the participant and 1 adult.

Classes are available on the following dates and times:

 

Intro to 3D Design: Create a Mockingjay Pin, ages 8-15

The heroine in The Hunger Games is a girl on fire! Follow in her footsteps by creating your own Mockingjay Pin in our Intro to 3D Design class.

Using an easy-to-use 3D design software, kids will learn how to manipulate basic shapes, symbols and texts to create a Mockingjay Pin that can be printed on our Makerbot© Replicator© 2 Desktop 3D Printer (due to print times, items will be ready for pick-up within a few days).

In this workshop, students will

  • become familiar with a basic 3d design software
  • learn how to design an object by manipulating basic shapes, symbols and texts
  • learn about 3D printing, its materials, and processes
  • Participation is $25 for Members, $30 for non-Members. Fee includes admission to the museum’s current exhibition for the participant and 1 adult.

Classes are available on the following dates and times: