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STEM Design & Mod (Period 6) Assignments

Instructor
Mr. Campbell Nimick
Term
2019-2020 Trimester 3
Department
Electives
Description
Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they’ve learned using Autodesk and designing for production.

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Last Academic Week informatio

Last Academic Week information

Due June 5, 2020 11:59 PM

Instructions

Short video with information for the last week. 

 

The following is the grade policy for the STEM for the 3rd trimester. Please check your grade on aeries. Make up assignments will be collected until June 5th. If you wish to redo an assignment to improve your grade. Please contact me directly. 

 

A = 90-150%

B = 80 -89.99%

C = 70-79.99%

Cr =50 -69.99%

NC- 0-49.99%

NM - Agreement with teacher based in individual situation.

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Prototype Cardboard Furniture

Week 5- Building a prototype

Due May 29, 2020 3:00 PM

Instructions

Construct your small scale cardboard furniture. Please watch the video on how to make a small prototype of your furniture. 

Please only use a knife with parent approval.

 

 Equipment. 

Cardboard

Exacto Knife, Box knife or Scissors.

Glue..if needed

Ruler 

Pencil 

Pen for marking folds.

 

Look at the pictures of my small scale table.

Construct your furniture in small scale. Take some pictures. Get your face in one. Upload to TEAMS

 

 

Reference materials

How to make Cardboard Furniture Prototype

Prototype.jpg

Iso View.jpg

Student work

Due:

Wk 4 Sketches of your Cardboard Design

Wk 4 Sketches of your Cardboard Design

Due May 22, 2020 11:59 PM

Instructions

Watch the video lesson for how to turn your Design idea for a piece of Cardboard Furniture into working drawings.

Scan and upload your sketches or Upload a picture.

Reference materials

Orthographic grid paper.pdf

How to Sketch your Furniture Design in Iso and Orthographic

Due:

Wk 4 Sketches of your Cardboard Design

Wk 4 Sketches of your Cardboard Design

Due May 22, 2020 11:59 PM

Instructions

Watch the video lesson for how to turn your Design idea for a piece of Cardboard Furniture into working drawings.

Scan and upload your sketches or Upload a picture.

Reference materials

Orthographic grid paper.pdf

How to Sketch your Furniture Design in Iso and Orthographic

Due:

Wk 4 Assignment 1: Isometric Sketch of your Cardboard Furniture.

Wk 4 Assignment 1: Isometric Sketch of your Cardboard Furniture.

Due today at 11:59 PM

Instructions

Sketching your design idea is very important. It gives you time to work out creative ideas and also gives your client an idea of what your are making. 

 

Cas Holman is a dynamic highly regarded young designer who makes toys and playground structures.

Watch this short video and notice how much she sketches and makes mini models in her workshop.( 6 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL1n6LuUIcQ 

(If you are interested in what she does, there is a whole show about her on Netflix. Check it out. Extra if you are interested: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/cas-holmans-search-for-the-ideal-playgroundhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDE7A68hVaw

 

1.   Look back at your Design Brief of the piece you selected

2.   Draw an isometric sketch of your cardboard furniture piece. .

3.   Print the Iso graph paper PDF at the bottom to work on. 

If you cannot print it, you can draw an isometric grid, but printing is faster.

Your sketch does not have to be perfect, but try your best.

Use your Isometric sketch practice to help out or look at the slide show. 

Watch the video importance of sketching. 

4.   Take a picture of your sketch and Upload

 

Reference materials

1.4.3.A SketchingPractice.pptx

isometric-grid-paper.pdf

Importance of sketching in Design-----https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCyW4NI9znE

 

Student work

None

Points

Due:

Orthographic Projections

 

Due May 15, 2020 3:00 PM

Instructions

Watch the video on how to complete the Orthographic Projection Hand Out. All patents require an Orthographic Projection as it shows true height, width and depth and would allow someone to reconstruct the object. However most items are sketched in Isometric to show a real life view. It is important to be able to move from Isometric 3D to Orthograohic 2D views on paper and in your head. This assignment will help you understand how to shift.

Reference materials

Orthographic Views Video

Student work

1.4.4.A OrthographicProjection - Covid.docx

Points

10 p

Due:

Cardboard Furniture- Week 3 Lesson #3

 

Due May 12, 2020 11:59 PM

Instructions

Sketching Practice- Please Watch the attached video Sketching techniques You will need a pencil, ruler and Isometric paper.

Reference materials

1.4.3.A SketchingPractice.pptx

Orthographic grid paper.pdf

Perspective and Orthographic Drawing Video

Student work

1.4.3.A SketchingPractice.docx

 

Due:

Cardboard Furniture- Week 3 Lesson #2

Due May 8, 2020 3:00 PM

Instructions

Sketching Practice- Please Watch the attached video Sketching techniques You will need a pencil, ruler and Isometric paper.

Reference materials

isometric-grid-paper.pdf

1.4.3.A SketchingPractice.pptx

Tutorial Part 1 Thumbnail and Isometric

Student work

1.4.3.A SketchingPractice.docx

Due:

Language of Sketching

This week we will be looking at Sketching Techniques and you Furniture Design Brief.
5/05 Language of Sketching Hand out attached for different types of sketching - read and answer the quiz and submit.
Please watch the video attached.
 

Due:

Cardboard Furniture Week #3 Lesson 1

Due May 6, 2020 11:59 PM

Instructions

This week we will be looking at Sketching Techniques and you Furniture Design Brief.

5/05  Language of Sketching Hand out attached for different types of sketching - read and answer the quiz and submit.

Please watch the video attached.

 

 

Reference materials

Language of sketching information.docx

Language_of_Sketching.mp4

Student work

Language of Sketching Quiz.docx

Points

10 points possi

Due:

Cardboard Furniture #2

 

Due May 1, 2020 3:00 PM

Instructions

Week 2 Assignment 3:  Design Ideas for one specific piece of cardboard furniture

This week you are going to research a specific piece of cardboard furniture you will eventually make.  This will be the Product.   You are not making it now.   You could choose a chair, desk, table, shelf or other piece of furniture that you eventually want to produce.(You may also want to think about cardboard therapy furniture for people with disabilities.   There is are some EXCELLENT ideas in the link the bottom.)   

 

To Start:

Zach Rotholz is a Yale student who is a dynamic cardboard designer.  Please watch this about him here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UtgDrCZCEY

 

 Next:

Research ideas for one piece you want to produce.   You can come up with an original design, choose a modified version of one the pieces you already researched last week, or modify one of see many other ideas in the links below.  

*Do not just copy another idea.  You can start with that idea and modify it, but you are not just copying a plan that is out there.  It should be an original design as much as possible.

 

https://www.zachrotholz.com/cardboard-therapy-equipment.html

https://www.zachrotholz.com/chairigami-manufacturing.html

https://www.zachrotholz.com/making-in-miniature.html

https://www.zachrotholz.com/chairigami-store.html

 

Then:

When you are researching this one piece you want to think:

What is the Audience for this piece?  

In other words, who am I designing it for.

What Problem is my design solving?   

Why are you making this one thing and why cardboard?

What are the Practical Dimensions or Constraints of my product? 

Think about how big it will be and if that it practical.

What are you going to Deliver?  

Will it be plans or a finished piece of furniture.

 

Finish:

Record you ideas on the Word Doc below and submit.

Have fun, dream big but be practical too!

Due:

Assignment

Design Introduction: Cardboard Furniture

Apr 20 (Edited Apr. 20th)

Hello design students! 

Your next challenge will be to build a piece of furniture that you can use in real life, maybe at home, at school or somewhere else. However, the piece of furniture will be made of the world's best recycled material - Cardboard. (Some of you watched Design Squad on this topic)

 

As we research and design our furniture pieces, we will learn about:

-The Design Cycle

-Materials and existing designs

-Basic engineering structures and how to put them to work in our designs

-Design parameters

-Ergonomics

-Aesthetics

 

Our goal will be to create mini-models and then scale them up for use.

I hope making things will give you a needed break from sitting at a computer. I know that for me, making something real with my hands let's my mind change gears and relax.

There are 2 Assignments for the week.

 

 

 

Week 4/20- 4/25 Assignment 1: Paper Towers

Apr 20 (Edited Apr. 20th)

To start, I would like you to get 5 pieces of about A4 size paper. That's normal printing paper. (If, you can use recycled ones, extra karma points!) However, you can use any paper you have around.

Using any method, create the tallest, strongest structure you can from those pieces of paper. How you fold, attach or cut them is up to you. You can use tape, staples or glue. Just be aware that if you cut and use things to support it, it may get heavier. If you google "paper tower" you can get some good ideas for structures.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=paper+towers&rlz=1CAZBMY_enUS812&sxsrf=ALeKk02DIUMlorcFaMR5tb4-ZIyXmWeJTw:1586136985965&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjA-vPc1NLoAhWrwosBHZEKAUsQ_AUoAXoECA4QAw&biw=1229&bih=564

 

Take a picture of the tower, measure it's height, width and length and respond to the questions in Assignment #1 (Attachment at bottom of the page) in Microsoft Teams and turn it in included in your  description at the end. Submit on TEAMS

Have fun and be creative. The idea to experiment and make a structure that it tall or strong or both.

 

Mr. Nimick

 

 

 

 

Week 4/20-4/25 Assignment 2: Look at Existing Products.

Apr 9 (Edited Apr 9)

 

Please research "cardboard furniture" online. Please choose 3 pieces of furniture that you like, that look pretty strong and you could use at home or school. 

 

Please record your research in the Assignment 2 form. Also, you might want to view the video links I am including for ideas. Have fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYIko_WP6_M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IaSXJOGiuk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3BvPLqhgXU

 

 

Origami-style cardboard furniture for dorms, urban nomads

YouTube video   ‪17 minutes‬

 

DIY cardboard furniture with free IKEA-style instructions

YouTube video   ‪9 minutes‬

 

Cardboard furniture

YouTube video   ‪15 minutes‬

 

Editable documents are on Microsoft Teams.Submit on TEAMS

Due:

Assignment

Skimmer - Hands on project using cardboard 
In this activity you will create a skimmer that will slide across the floor with ease if your measurements are accurate and your workmanship is exceptional.   
Please see attached video. Monday Afternoon
 
Materials
  • Pencil 
  • Metric or English ruler 
  • 60# Cardstock,Tagboard, file folder, or cereal box 
  • Glue 
  • Tape 
  • Paper fastener (optional) 
 
 

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Assignment

Mr Duggle loves your Round/Square pegtoy but says kids have moved on. All the cool kids want a triangle. Add a triangle to your toy.
Watch the video PegToy part #3 carefully to make the changes. When you have it complete Share the link. Make sure you have saved before you share the link.

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Assignment

Part 2 of Tattered toy Companies famous Peg Toy is available for you to add the sides. Please watch the video below and add on the sides to the Peg Toy.Do not upload yet

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Assignment

Peg Toy 
You have been hired by the Tattered Toy Company. Mr. Duggle the manager wants to see your skills and has asked you to make the most popular toy they have the Peg Toy in 3D CAD
 
Please watch Video #1 and follow along to make the first parts of the toy.
The attach file is for Inventor but does contain all the measurements although the steps will be different. Watch the video for process and the doc for measurements only.
 

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Assignment

This is the second on line Fusion 360 lesson. In this lesson you will be making a CO2 blank that will be used in a future lesson. Attached our several resources including a diagram with measurements and the video screencast of the block. Questions can emailed or through the Chat on teams.

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Assignment

Okay Everyone, 
 
I have uploaded a new video with the new Fusion 360 Sketch plane cube. It has a couple of items that will you help you. When your cube is finished please watch the end on the video on how to get the link that you will share with me by sending an email with the link attached. 
Send the email to nimick@pvpusd.net.
 
You can always go to and make corrections. Everyone's cube due by tomorrow. New project on Thursday.
 
 

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Assignment

Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone.
 
This is your first lesson using Fusion 360. I have posted a video that has a Screencast that will explain the lesson. Pause the video at anytime to follow the steps.
You will be working for the Do Right Box Company and creating a new box for them. (we started this lesson in class on Thursday but did not get to finish)
Attached is the file with the measurements for the box. The video below also contains information on how to share the box with me when you are finished. The lesson is due on Wednesday. You can email questions to nimick@pvpusd.net   Watch the Video below CAREFULLY.