The S.T.E.M. event at North Shore Middle School a few weeks ago was fantastic! We had a lot of interested participants, and some great designs that we scanned in! ADC’s very excited about the turnout.
We brought with us to North Shore one of our scanners, a bunch of lego rings that we had printed out in advance, and a LOT of play-doh! The kids (and adults!) got to use the play-doh to design their own lego ring attachment, or whatever else they wanted! After they finished sculpting, we scanned them in to show everyone how the process works, and had the file to distribute to the creator!
In the photo below, you can see our employee, Jim Marschalek, showing everyone how the scanning process works. We always seemed to have an interested audience!
The kids designed attachments for the lego rings using other lego pieces ( and sometimes play-doh), as shown below.
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We also brought in some great 3D printed pieces to show exactly how precise and complex 3D manufacturing can be. Jim Marschalek designed an incredible replica of the Golden Snitch (from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series) and printed a few out.
All in all, we had a great time, and we hope our eager audience did too! We’re so glad we got this wonderful chance to share what we do at ADC with such an interested group, and hope we can come again soon!