Universal Product Design
Business, Engineering, Entrepreneurship
3D Printer, CNC Mill, CNC Router, Laser Cutter/Engraver, Vinyl Cutter/Printer
Description: This project involves using computer-aided design and makerspace equipment to modify or create an item that adheres to Universal Design principles. Universal Design principles ensure products and environments are accessible to all people regardless of age, size, ability, or disability. The primary product must be made using a 3D printer. Students may also choose to use additional makerspace equipment such as a laser cutter/engraver, CNC, or vinyl cutter/printer to make secondary accessories and parts. This project takes approximately 8.5 hours to complete.
Distance Learning: This project includes an in-person learning and distance learning option. The in-person learning option requires a 3D printer to complete.
Standards: This project aligns to Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, Next Generation Science Standards, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, and Florida CPALMS Standards for sixth grade through twelfth grade.
21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Flexibility
Plan and brainstorm ideas as a team.
Write a clear and concise problem statement.
Use technology to conduct research using a variety of sources.
Create a computer-aided design.
Use an iterative design process.
Use and share makerspace equipment safely.
Develop and test a hypothesis.
Summarize and communicate ideas effectively in the form of a presentation.