This afternoon, I was fortunate to have Arnaud Sahuguet, a product manager who spoke to our Government 3.0 class earlier this week.
He and I brainstormed a new direction for my project. Here is an initial outline of the concept.
A challenge for students to build a sculpture that can be built with a 3D printer and assembled with a kit of parts to be displayed in businesses, schools, and public spaces.
- Tree - Makes a forest
- Trash Can
- Lighting units
- Water fountains
- A body part mouth, hand, foot, an eye
- a boat
- a space ship
Types of actions the object can execute:
- Project Data by changing colors
- Face the sun
- Light up
- A display screen
- Use movement sensors
- Rotate to face a person
- Project pictures via bluetooth
- Piezo sensor turns on something when you step on a mark
- Make sound
- Screen with readouts
Include a kit:
- Decoration is allowed
- All others items must by found or discarded
- Wireless capabilities
Must fit in a box 3 ft by 3 ft base that is 5 feet tall.
No more than 12 pieces.
Must include directions to assemble the sculpture
Possible Challenge Themes:
- Make it an adventure that leads to another sculpture in another part of town
- Have it respond to space differently
Panel of judges decide on selection for winners.
A youtube channel will display the art pieces. It can be pitched new
Units would be made available for purchase by companies or schools or public places.
- Experiment and design project
- Exposure to professionals
- Hands on learning
Seeking Sponsors or grants to cover the cost of program implementation, 3D Printing Fees, and kits.