BlocksCAD: 3D Modeling with Code for Kids (DE/EN)

BlocksCAD: 3D Modeling with Code for Kids is offered online due to COVID-19 restrictions.


BlocksCAD4Kids is a course that teaches children and/or teachers 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 can be hold in English or German. Taking into account the current level of knowledge of the children. The course leader will provide questions and translations into German or respectively into English, if necessary so that the children can follow the course content.

Age group

Teacher >> none
Kids >> 9 - 12 years

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 instructor also a mini 3D printer to show the children how to turn designs into real things. This gives the children a direct, real “maker” experience, even without their own printer.

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

Workshop Materials

Workshop on Gitlab

Online Version of BlocksCAD