A little side task
The tower is put together

A 3D shield design in 2Design&Make

After setting the little extra task last week we had a bit of absence and illness and only one pupil has managed to use 2Design and Make from PurpleMash to design half of a 3D symmetrical object.

Fred decided he wanted a shield, and designed half of it - making good use of the 'nodes' in 2D&M to create a smoother curve.

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Viewed in the 3D viewer, his half shield looked like this.

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This design was exported as an .stl file, and then opened in our 3D printer software where we duplicated the design and began to print two copies of it.

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Once completed Fred was able to take both halves and glue together to create his finished shield.

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Nikki Wilkinson

That looks fantastic and such a good idea to create the shield in halves and put them together!

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