10 Ways To Use 3D Printed Alphabet Links In SchoolThese letter links each print pretty quickly, making them a great in-school 3D Printing project. They also link together, making them great for collaborative projects.
Here are some ideas for how to use them in school:
#2: Make your own links - Challenge kids to make their own link designs (something other than a letter) using the templates I've provided in the files (see link at bottom of post).
#3: Design your own connectors - Explain to kids how these links connect (they are a custom designed connector - definitely read the "How These Connect" section) and challenge them to come up with their own ideas for how to create connecting snap-together parts (great for older kids).
#4: Have kids make gifts for parents, friends or siblings - or for other teachers or kids in a neighboring school or one halfway around the world.
#5: Design unique projects for a whole bracelet or non-bracelet project (check out the Pi Bracelet for inspiration)
#6: Color Them - Print these in white filament, and have kids color them using Sharpie (tm) markers. Just because your #3DPrinter might only print one color at a time, no reason to let that squelch creativity!
#7: Make Lesson Words - Print a whole load of these letter links (abclets) and challenge kids to make words relevant to the current lesson.
#8: Make Word Games - Print a whole load of these and have the kids play word scramble (each kid grabs 7-10 links and tries to make words).
#9: Make Non-English Words or Letter Links - let kids in foreign language class make words in other languages or even design new links with non-latin letters (Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic or others).
#10: Collaborate with other schools - have kids compete to make the longest sentence chain or the prime numbers digit-by-digit (you'll need to model the numbers first!) or some other challenge which they can use to create some friendly competition with other schools.