3d Model Spring 2014


Sept 15- 19

posted Jun 9, 2014, 4:52 PM by Mithun Nankishore   [ updated Sep 17, 2014, 7:34 AM by Susana Chen ]

Wednesday, Sep 17 - TinkerCad
  • Learning Objective:  YWBAT space and place objects.
  • Essential Question: How can we use alignment tool in 3d modeling?
  • Classwork/Homework:  Elvis up-side-down

Friday, June 13 - Field Day

Thursday, June 12 - Portfolio 
  • Learning Objective:  You will be able to create a portfolio. 
  • Essential Question: What is the best layout for a design Layout?
  • Classwork/Homework:  At the end of class, you should have 5 pages of Layouts for your portfolio.
Wednesday, June 11 - Portfolio 
  • Learning Objective: You will be able to create a portfolio. 
  • Essential Question: What is the best layout for a design layout?
  • Classwork/Homework: Begin creating your pro-folio. At the end of class, you should have at least 2 pages of layout for your pro - folio.
Tuesday, June 10 - Design for 3D printing 
  • Learning Objective: You will be able to design a model for print.
  • Essential Question: What information is crucial for our design to work as we' d like for it to?
  • Classwork/Homework:  Complete your candle holder design, save an STL file to your 3D Modeling folder and submit an SKP file through the google form on our class website.

Monday,  June 9 - Design for 3D printing 
  • Learning Objective: You will be able to design a model for print.
  • Essential Question: Why is wall thickness important when designing to 3D print?
  • Classwork/Homework: Finish Designing your manifold and non-manifold candle holders in SketchUp.

June 2 - 6

posted Jun 9, 2014, 4:48 PM by Mithun Nankishore   [ updated Jun 9, 2014, 6:07 PM ]

Friday,  June 6 - Designing for 3D printing
  • Learning Objective: You will be able to determine if a model is manifold. 
  • Essential Question: How can we make our designs "water tight"?
  • Classwork/Homework: begin designing a manifold and a non - manifold candle holder in SketchUp. 


Thursday, June 5: Brooklyn - Queens Day (No schools for students attending  nyc public schools in queens & Brooklyn)


Wednesday, June 4 - Prototyping by stacked slice method
  • Learning Objective: You will create a presentation board for your car stacked project. 
  • Essential Question: How can we enhance our presentation board?
  • Classwork/Homework: 1. Finish assembling your card prototype. 2. Use the  skp. file from the home page of the website to create your presentation board.  

Tuesday, June 3 - Prototyping by stacked slice method
  • Learning Objective: You will create a prototype by stacking and assembling slices. 
  • Essential Question: How can we maximize our team work to effectively and efficiently complete our model.
  • Classwork/Homework: Assemble you car prototype.

Monday, June 2 - Prototyping by stacked slice method
  • Learning Objective: You will be creating a prototype using stacked slice method.
  • Essential Question: How can we use stacked slice method to help us visualize a design?
  • Classwork/Homework: Complete the stacked slice cut out sheet in 123D Make  and Export the cut out sheets as a PDF. 

May 27 - 30

posted May 27, 2014, 7:34 PM by Mithun Nankishore   [ updated Jun 3, 2014, 4:44 PM ]

Friday, May 30 -  Final Exam

Thursday, May 29
  • Learning Objective: You will be able to model an object by slicing?
  • Essential Question: Is there a best "axis" to slice along?
  • Classwork/Homework: Complete the sliced vegetable models.

Wednesday, May 28
  • Learning Objective: You will continue reviewing for Friday's Exam.
  • Essential Question: How can we practice using the SketchUp tools we have learned or used in the past?
  • Classwork/Homework: Compete all  the scenes within the Practice SketchUp File

Tuesday, May 27
  • Lerarning Objective: You will review for Friday's Final Exam. 
  • Essential Question: Can we use the workflow for creating rotationally symmetric with shapes other than circles?
  • Classwork/Homework: Compete all  the review packet within your groups. 

May 19 - 23

posted May 19, 2014, 9:17 AM by Mithun Nankishore   [ updated May 21, 2014, 7:44 PM by Jonathan Rothman ]

Thursday, May 22 - Creating curved Models in SketchUp

Wednesday, May 21 - Layout
  • Essential Question: You will be able to create a poster of your design.
  • Learning Objective: What last minute changes will help our design draw an audience?
  • Classwork/Homework:   Take a look at the list Below:
    •  Complete your spec sheet. 
    •  Export your finalize spec sheet as a PDF and upload the PDF to your Google Drive 3D Modeling folder. 
    • Print & Create a poster to display your spec sheet. 

Tuesday, May 20 - Layout
  • Essential Question: You will be able to critique and consider the input of others into your design.
  • Learning Objective: What makes for an effective critique process?
  • Classwork/Homework: 1. Complete your spec sheet. 2. Export your file as a PDF, save as <Name> Spec Sheet PDF_r1_vA and submit it through our website.

Monday, May 19 - Layout
  • Essential Question: You will be able to add dimensions and text to your product in Layout.
  • Learning Objective: How can we tell a complete story of our design with a minimum of words?
  • Classwork/Homework: Complete your spec sheet.

May 12 - 16

posted May 11, 2014, 6:22 PM by Mithun Nankishore   [ updated May 16, 2014, 11:44 AM ]

Friday, May 16 - Layout
  • Essential Question: You will be able to import a model into Layout.
  • Learning Objective: What kinds of  information d people want to know about products. 
  • Classwork/Homework: Begin a spec sheet for your table. 

Thursday, May 15 - Getting Started with SketchUp Part 4 - Finishing Touches 
  • Essential Question: You will be able to model a table in SketchUp. 
  • Learning Objective: How can we use reflections in SketchUp?
  • Classwork/Homework: Complete "Getting Started with SketchUp Part 4" , upload your file to google drive and submit through the google form on our website
      • THIS ASSIGNMENT IS DUE TODAY !

Wednesday, May 14 - Getting Started with SketchUp Part 4 - 02

  • Learning Objective: You will be able to finish modeling a hallway table. 
  • Essential Question: How can components and grouping help us to be efficient modelers?
  • Classwork: Complete the 2nd half of Getting Started with SketchUp Part 4 - 02.


  • Tuesday, May 13 -  Getting Started with SketchUp Part 4 - 01

    • Learning Objective: You will be able to use components and groups to model a hallway table. 
    • Essential Question: How can components and grouping help us to be efficient modelers?
    • Classwork: Complete the first half of Getting Started with SketchUp Part 4 - 01.
    Monday, May 12 - Folding & Polyhedra
    • Learning Objective: You will be able to create a net.
    • Essential Question: What workflow did we use create a 2D net?  What other ways might we have use?
    • 1. Create an Icosahedron Net, export as a PDF, upload PDF to Drive, and submit via The Submission Form 2. Speed Dating!  Present your net to everyone else and see everyone else's net.

    May 5 - May 9

    posted May 5, 2014, 9:14 AM by Mithun Nankishore   [ updated May 9, 2014, 4:59 AM ]

    Friday, May 9 - Folding & Polyhedra

    Thursday, May 8 - Folding & Polyhedra

    Wednesday, May 7 - Folding & Polyhedra
    • Learning Objective: You will be able to create a golden rectangle.
    • Essential Question: How does the golden rectangle connect with the platonic solids?
    • Classwork: Fibonacci sequence activity


    Tuesday, May 6 - Folding & Polyhedra
    • Learning Objective: You will be able to create a golden rectangle in SketchUp.
    • Essential Question: How does the golden rectangle connect with the Platonic Solids?
    • Classwork/Homework:  Complete and Submit Rotation Race.


    Monday, May 5 - Folding & Polyhedra
    • Learning Objective: You will be able to rotate faces, edges, components and groups in SketchUp.
    • Essential Question: What is the importance of the rotate tool when designing by folding and unfolding. 
    • ClassworkHomework: Moving Day rotation race - complete and submit by the end of the period.
    • Homework: Research Platonic Solids and answer the question, "How many regular polyhedrons (ex. Platonic Solids) are there?"  This homework is completed by filling out the Google Form that will be sent to your email. To open the form you need to click on the link in the email.

    April 28 - May 2

    posted Apr 27, 2014, 3:32 PM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated May 5, 2014, 5:07 PM by Mithun Nankishore ]

    Friday, May 2 - Folding & Polyhedra
    • Learning objective: You will be able to construct a hexahedron.
    • Essential Question: Does the duality between the hexahedron and octahedron work in both directions?
    • Classwork: Construct a hexahedron from an octahedron in SketchUp.  Submit via our Google Form.
    • SketchUp File:  Hexahedron Construction
    • Instructions for constructing the hexahedron from an octahedron

    Thursday, May 1 - Folding & Polyhedra
    • Learning objective: You will be able to identify the features of platonic solids. 
    • Essential Question: What is duality and how does it tie into platonic solids?
    • Classwork: Construct a octahedron from an hexahedron in SketchUp. Submit via our Google Form.
    • SketchUp File:  Octahedron Construction
    • Instructions for constructing the octahedron from a hexahedron

    Wednesday, April 30 - Folding and Polyhedra 2
    • Learning objective: You will be able to identify the features of platonic solids. 
    • Essential Question: What is duality and how does it tie into platonic solids?
    • Classwork: Take notes for the lecture on Platonic Solids history.  


    Tuesday, April 29 -  Using Folding to model in 3D

    • Learning objective: You will be able to create a 3D object by folding. 
    • Essential Question: What is the role of nets in design?
    • Classwork: Create a 3D object from a net.

    Monday, April 28 - Using Inferencing in SketchUp
    • Learning Objective: You will be able to use inferencing to create complex structures precisely and efficiently. 
    • Essential Question: What other shortcuts does SketchUp have that Will allow us to take advantage of inferencing. 
    • Classwork: 1. Take notes on SketchUp tools presentations on your SketchUp Tools & Tips Sheet. 2. Complete the 2nd part of Getting Started with SketchUp Part 3 and submit it through the online form. 

    April 23 - 25

    posted Apr 22, 2014, 10:47 AM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Apr 28, 2014, 8:57 AM by Mithun Nankishore ]

    Friday, April 25 - Test 02

    Test 02 consisted of materials covered in the 2nd six weeks of the semester; Boolean Operations, Conceptual Vs. Functional design, and Intro to SketchUp. 

    Thursday, April 24 - Test 2 Review 
    • Learning Objective: You will be able to review for tomorrow's test.
    • essential Question: How can we organize our notes in preparation for tomorrow's test?
    • Classwork: 1) Take notes on the presentations. 2) Complete the review packet. Use your notes then check your work with your neighbor. 

    Wednesday, April 23 - Getting started with SketchUp 3_01
    • Learning Objective: You will be able to use inferencing to create elements with identical dimensions. 
    • essential Question: What characteristics of good design does inferencing serve?
    • Classwork: 1) Take notes on SketchUp presentations on your SketchUp Tools & Tips sheet. 2) Complete the first 4 minutes of getting started with SketchUp part 3.

    April 7 - April 11

    posted Apr 6, 2014, 6:26 PM by Mithun Nankishore   [ updated Apr 10, 2014, 9:00 PM by Jonathan Rothman ]

    Friday, April 11 - Creating in SketchUp
    Thursday, April 10  - Creating in SketchUp
    • Learning Objective: You will be able to  develop increasingly more realistic models within a surface modeling environment. 
    • Essential Question: What does the "follow me" tool follow?
    • Class/Homework: Getting started with SketchUp tutorial 2 - complete the tutorial, save the .skp file to your Google Drive,  and submit it through our online form.


    Wednesday, April 9 - Navigating in sketchup 3
    • Learning Objective: You will be able to animate a design. 
    • Essential Question: How can scenes and animation make a designer's work more effective?
    • Class/Homework: To be completed and uploaded into your Google drive folder
    1.  A video file of the "Scenes" you animated in the scavenger hunt.
    2. SketchUp file with "Scenes" - submitted using Google forms (this becomes homework if you are unable to submit in class)

    Tuesday,  April 8 - Navigating in sketchup 2
    • Learning Objective:  You will be able to navigate in SketchUp.
    • Essential Question: What additional tools does SketchUp provide that can help us fine tune our design?
    • Class/homework: creating , naming, and organizing scenes in SketchUp.
    1. Open the  Scavenger Hunt Sketchup file you downloaded yesterday.
    2. Begin creating scenes
    3. Save and rename the file as R2_vA

    Monday, April 7 - Navigating in sketchup 1
    • Learning Objective:  You will be able to navigate in SketchUp.
    • Essential Question: What additional tools does SketchUp provide that can help us fine tune our design?
    • Class/homework:  SketchUp Scavenger Hunt!
      2.  There are 25 models hidden within the scene!  Use SketchUp's tools of navigation (orbit, pan, zoom, zoom window, position camera, eye, and walk) to find as many as you can!  The group that finds the most gets a prize!
      3.  Keep track of where you found them on the model handout.  Tomorrow we have part 2 of the scavenger hunt - you'll need to be able to return to the models you found!

      Mar 31 - April 4

      posted Mar 31, 2014, 7:35 PM by Jonathan Rothman   [ updated Apr 4, 2014, 5:54 AM by Mithun Nankishore ]

      Friday, April 4 -  Getting Started with SketchUp
      • Learning Objective: You will be able to create shapes of specific dimensions in SketchUp.
      • Essential Question: How can naming  and saving wisely improve our productivity. 
      • Classwork: Tutorial 1 - Dimensions


      Thursday, April 3 - Getting Started with SketchUp
      • Learning Objective: You will be able to construct basic shapes with surface modeling software. 
      • Essential Question: How does surface modeling differ from solid geometric modeling (ie. modeling with primitives).
      • Classwork: Exploring in SketchUp.

      Wednesday, April 2 - design ideation sketch and model
      • Learning Objective: You will be brainstorming, and sketching your concept. 
      • Essential Question: Based on a given form, how can we rethink, improvise, and imagine a new function for everyday objects such as a chair?
      • Classwork: Complete your drawings. 

      Tuesday, April 1 - Modeling Real Objects
      • Learning Objective: You will be able to model a real world object. 
      • Essential Question: How can we incorporate all the tools, tips, and techniques that we've learned over the past few weeks to model something real. 
      • Classwork: A TinkerCAD file of your model of  a real world object. (the objects were chosen by the teachers and assigned to the students)

      Monday, March 31 - Boolean Operators re-visited_Intersections
      • Learning Objective:  You will be able to create an intersection of primitives in TinkerCAD. 
      • Essesntial Question: What workflow can we incorporate into our designs toolkit that will allow us to create intersections when modeling with solids. 
      • Classwork:  A  single TinkerCAD file containing at least three intersections. 
          • A die - using a  cube and a sphere - (modeled in TinkerCad by teacher)
          • A bolt - using a Hexagonal prism and a torus/cylinder
          • A free  design using intersection or multiple designs using intersections.

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