Welcome to the wonderful world of Tinkercad. This introductory course in 3D modelling uses the free cross-platform program Tinkercad (Autodesk) to introduce students to basic and fundamental concepts of 3D Model Design. Get ready to become a future developer and contributor to the new economy of in-home design and printing.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” Arthur C. Clarke
Areas of Focus each lesson:
● Introduction to primitive 3D shapes
● Build a Tinkercad house
● Create a balloon-powered car
● Build a log cabin
● Design a Halloween cookie cutter
Main Skills to be taught and practiced:
● Practice spatial thinking
● Learn 3D creation skills
● Develop research skills
● Develop digital literacy skills
● Foster creativity & collaboration
End-of-week Project: Project to be announced during the week depending on the progress of the class.
Special Notes to Parents:
Tinkercad is a free program that runs in the browser. Students should have their own Gmail account ( in addition to their school account). All computers will work however a 3-button mouse should be used for better ease of design. Tinkercad is provided free to all students who can also use 3D Fusion for free when they graduate to an advanced level.