Note! Following directions, step-by-step, is REALLY important on the these assignments, especially when exporting, naming files, and where to put the files.


Google Sketchup Basics and Block #1

Goal: To use a 3D software to create an object to be printed with the 3D printer. (online version doesn’t have 3D text)

Basic directions:  You’ll need your composition book opened to the isometric sketches that have the dimensions for blocks #1, #2, and #4.  Get your earbuds, login to Chrome and watch the following video: How to draft block #1

  • Turn in the picture file to the Google Classroom assignment

Google Sketchup –Block #2

Basic directions:  You’ll need your composition book opened to the isometric sketches that have the dimensions for blocks #1, #2, and #4.  Get your earbuds, login to Chrome and watch the following video: How to draft block #2

  • Turn in the picture file to the Google Classroom assignment

Google Sketchup –Block #4

Basic directions:  You’ll need your composition book opened to the isometric sketches that have the dimensions for blocks #1, #2, and #4.  Get your earbuds, login to Chrome and watch the following video: How to draft block #4

  • Turn in the picture file to the Google Classroom assignment

Google Sketchup –Keychain

Goal: To use a 3D software to create an object to be printed with the 3D printer. (online version doesn’t have 3D text)

Basic directions Get headphones, earbuds, and work on Key Chain 3D printing project by watching this movie using Google Sketchup. Make sure you’re pausing your video and doing what needs to be done. Do NOT try to watch the entire movie first.

Rubric: Total project points based upon:

  • 20%: Completed project on time
  • 30%: Individual Effort towards completion of goal
  • 30%: Preciseness / Following directions
  • 20%: File name correct and turned into the correct folder

 

Draft an object from a picture

Click on the picture.  Start a new Google Sketchup file and name it your period designator, last name and the words ‘Axle structure.’

Use the dimensions in the picture to draft the object.  THEN – copy and paste your object and with the copy alter the object.

Question?  What can you do with this one item to create an entire car?

Optional:  Designing something for your solar car

Goal: Using the skills you acquired with sketching/Google Sketchup, follow the design process to create a piece for your solar car

Steps: Students should first create a sketch in their composition books with rough dimensions and check with the teacher before starting in Sketchup.

Constraints:

  • Object should be totally designed by student – not downloaded
  • Students can work in groups of no more than 4, but each student should have their own sketches in their own composition book
  • Object should not be any larger than 100 mm x 100 mm x 100 mm
  • Minimum ‘thickness’ should be no less than 3mm.

Ideas:

  • Axle holder
  • Guidance system
  • The actual chassis itself
  • Motor holder
  • adjustable solar panel holder