Introduction: 3D Printed Keychain

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This is a project that I used with second and third grade students who were studying angles and lines.

Step 1: Google Draw

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Students used google draw to create their design.

Step 2: Converting Google Draw to .svg File

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Next we needed to convert the google draw file into an svg file. The direct download from google draw did not work so instead it was downloaded as a jpeg and converted using http://picsvg.com/

Step 3: Tinkercad Base

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Using Tinkercad, students designed a base for the keychain.

Step 4: Adding Image to Base

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After the base is created, students imported their image. The design could either be embossed or imprinted.

Step 5: Exporting to 3D Print

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After the keychain is designed, it needs to be exported as an .stl file for the printer.

Step 6: Converting .stl File

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Lastly the .stl file is converted to the printer.

Step 7: The Final Product

Students documented their process. See the video of some of the final projects.

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