BlocksCAD: 3D Modeling with Code for Kids

Description:

BlocksCAD4Kids is a course that teaches children how to create 3D models with BlocksCAD. BlocksCAD uses visual building blocks or puzzle pieces, which are modified and put together as elements. These blocks generate the code in the background that creates the 3D models.

The course is held in English, taking into account the current level of knowledge of the children. The course leader will provide questions and translations into German if necessary so that the children can follow the course.

We will complete small exercises together to learn the various elements of the colorful modeling program. Each day ends with an exercise in which the children will consolidate their new knowledge.

The second part of the course contains examples that give children the opportunity to create their own designs. The course instructor will print out the results on his large 3D printer and bring them to the next appointment. This gives the children a direct, real “maker” experience, even without their own printer.

BlocksCAD4Kids is a course that teaches children how to create 3D models with BlocksCAD. BlocksCAD uses visual building blocks or puzzle pieces, which are modified and put together as elements. These blocks generate the code in the background that creates the 3D models.

The course is held in English, taking into account the current level of knowledge of the children. The course leader will provide questions and translations into German if necessary so that the children can follow the course.

We will complete small exercises together to learn the various elements of the colorful modeling program. Each day ends with an exercise in which the children will consolidate their new knowledge.

The second part of the course contains examples that give children the opportunity to create their own designs. The course instructor will print out the results on his large 3D printer and bring them to the next appointment. This gives the children a direct, real “maker” experience, even without their own printer.

The instructor also brings a mini 3D printer to show the children how to turn designs into real things. The printer is specially designed for children and is available on the Internet for around 110 euros. Flyers for parents are available in the course, which includes specifications of the printer and a direct link to an online shop.

Printer leaflet (German)

Course Index

  1. Lets make the first steps
  2. Lets build a little lollipop
  3. Lets build an umbrella
    • Exercise 1
  4. Lets build a house
    • Exercise 2
  5. Lets create a cup
    • Exercise 3
  6. Lets create a key chain
  7. How to create a heart
    • Exercise 4
  8. How to use BlocksCAD to do your math?
  9. Lets build a Pavilion
    • Exercise 5
  10. Create a pine tree
    • Exercise 6
  11. Lets build a forest
    • Exercise 7
  12. Example: Finger Ring
  13. Example: Necklace
    • Exercise 8
  14. Example: Head for Finger Puppet
    • Exercise 9
  15. Example: Robot
  16. Example: Shoe Tag
    • Exercise 10

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