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LIU Toy Design Show


Flash Launcher by Sixth Grader, Kristopher M.

Flash Launcher by Sixth Grader, Kristopher M.


 
 

What would middle-schoolers make if they knew how to use a 3D Printer? For students of Long Island University's Advantage Program, it might be a prototype of the next hit toy.

As a visiting instructor, I organized an end-of-the-year showcase for the new Toy Design course offering. With the aid of a slide ruler, the 3D-modelling software TinkerCad, and a 3D Printer, students learned to physically materialize their ideas that started on paper. The designs were displayed on a custom-fabricated underlit pedestal which highlighted the translucency of the pieces by making them glow. The show garnered the attention and awe of students, parents, school staff, and passers by.

 
 

The Destroyer by Sixth Grader, Tyair S.

The Destroyer by Sixth Grader, Tyair S.

Lilly at The Amusement Park by Sixth Grader, Adja D.

Lilly at The Amusement Park by Sixth Grader, Adja D.