FabLab ModelMaker is an easy-to-use educational software enables students to design and manufacture models from 3D shapes like cubes, cones, prisms, pyramids etc to make boxes and simple models, buildings and space rockets for example.
FabLab ModelMaker provides students a hands on ‘design and make’ experience, a great way to enrich Math, Science and Technology in STEM education while providing a simplified taste of what is presently happening in the world of engineering and commerce.
Here are some key features of "FabLab ModelMaker":
· Design a 3D shape on the computer with FabLab ModelMaker and display it’s geometric net, an unfolded, segmented version of the 3D shape.
· Print the geometric net generated by FabLab ModelMaker on cardstock using an inexpensive photo quality Canon inkjet Pixma Printer.
· The printed geometric net is processed by a Silhouette fabricator, which scores, perforates, and cuts the net to form fold lines and trim it. The trimmed net is then used to build the model.
· The demo runs for an unlimited number sessions of about ten minutes each