I created this to give my students a podium for their Ozobot robots. Students must program the robots to compete in Ozobot races. The winners will get their Ozobots on the podium. This was made with Tinkercad.
I designed this by using Cylinders and connecting them on Tinkercad. After doing this, I cut holes using numbers to make the rankings show a 1, 2, and 3. I overlapped the blocks to make sure they were together.
Overview and Background
Students will learn how to create a simple trophy ranking for their Ozobots. This can be a first project using a 3D printer and Tinkercad. Students will be able to blend the learning of coding with Ozobots with the 3D printer.
Students will be expected to learn how to overlap blocks in Tinkercad and how to cut "holes" in the blocks.
This will be a beginner to 3D printer for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students aged 8-11 years old.
Math (measuring Ozobots)
Skills Learned (Standards)
Identify how computer programming impacts our everyday lives.
Demonstrate an understanding of how a computer takes input of data, processes and stores the data through a series of commands, and outputs information.
Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between hardware and software.
Students will enter the classroom after already learning how to code the robots to work on a white sheet of paper. Last week, we used different codes for speed and allowed the students to race each other. This week, we will create a trophy ranking using Tinkercad as a celebration of the winners in the Ozobot races.
- In groups of 4-6, students will work together to measure the Ozobot to discover the diameter and height. There first mission will be to sketch out a design they want to create. Their only constraint is that they must have three rankings.
- After the drawing, the group will present to the teacher and approve it to go to the Tinkercad drawing.
- Students will construct this in TinkerCad.
- As class ends, we will discuss the relationship between computer science coding and how it translates to the printer. What is exactly going into the printer? Why does it have to be a particular file?
- Attached is an example to show students for motivation.
This would take 3 classes to complete. One class for the drawing and discussion. One-two classes for introduction to Tinkercad for printing.
Students should already dabble in computer science programming. For example, students have used Blockly with the Ozobot robots prior to this lesson. We have also written light codes with the markers to race the Ozobots as an introduction.
Students will be successful at the elementary level if they are able to create a 3 level ranking for the Ozobot that is at least 32 mm in diameter for each ranking slot. They will see the example.
Students can create anything they want, but it must stand as well.
They must also be able to verbally describe answers to the understand the previously written standards. What else can 3D printers make? How else can we use these with the Ozobot robots? Students will also be challenged to design an invention that will help them during their school day for a future advanced project.