3D Printers at War Against COVID-19 (LS-PL-326) English
, Learning Scenarios
, Oral presentation
, Problem-based learning
, STEAM (STEM + Arts)
, STEM skills
, Upper Secondary Education
, VET & Adult Education
The purpose of the lesson
This Learning Scenario is the answer to the situation we are facing nowadays all around the world: the need to fight coronavirus. Being equipped with 3D printers, my students and I decided to act to help the medical staff fighting on the front line.
Development of ICT & STEM competences
The learning scenario is supposed to develop the STEM skills: mathematical introduction to the 3D printing
, programming, spatial imagination, saving and sending the program code, checking the program code on the “Repetier_Host” software and sending the correct program to the 3D printer
Students will expand their knowledge of math, physics, coding and vocabulary related to these topics. All the work related to the printer settings is done by students at their own homes. Consultations with the teacher take place online using LiveWebinar
The model has been optimized in such a way that it is possible to replace the hard-to-reach PVA / PETG board, constituting the front cover, by means of A4 size binding foil. In addition, the printing time has been reduced and the visibility of the face shield has been improved, we use PLA filaments with 25-30% filling for printing. Based on this model, activists and volunteers from Grudziądz and the surrounding area can print parts of face shields for the local hospital.
Screenshot of RepetierHost software, 2 sets of printing parts for Face Shields, Photo by Marcin Jabłoński, 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0
Teachers and students of Complex of Technical Schools in Grudziądz encourage owners of 3D printers to join the project. Details can be found on Facebook
, the STL files are available at the teacher’s website
– topics 18-21 (latest file No. 21), where the Grudziądz group operates.
We must protect our medical personnel because they are on the front line, fighting for us.
Completed Face Shields, Photo by Marcin Jabłoński 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0
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2 Responses to "3D Printers at War Against COVID-19 (LS-PL-326)"
Creative and innovative participation of students in the production process is great. Moreover, they joined this war from their homes. Congrats to you and your students!
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