ALT3DTECH: 3D Technology is not just for boys.

This program will collaborate with Sci-port to produce 3D printed objects that will demonstrate the entire process of creating a design from a conceptual drawing to a final product. Our equipment we will be provided include 2-3D printing machines, 1-3D printing craft pen, 1-3D scanner, and supporting computer equipment such as desktops, laptops, tablets, webcams, desktop paper printer.

Our goal is to provide our guests with a basic knowledge of our technologies that they will understand. To achieve this goal, we will collaborate with Sci-port to identify the final product/s of this project such as:

1. Guests will design a product that will be indivdually produced.

2. Guest will collaborate to make a product to be donated to Sci-Port that guests can return in the coming years, possibly being an inspiration piece.

3. We will create teams to create a product that can be judged and teams will be awarded prizes.

We will begin our program with an introduction of who we are and what we do. We will then introduce our equipment and briefly demonstrate and explain how they work and provide conceptual ideasof what they can be used for. We will begin the project by introducing  the defined product that will be made and define the standards. This will begin the creative designing session that will use brainstorming and teamwork to createva rough sketch. We will then evalute these sketches and define geometric sizes and discuss why defining size and shape are important. we will proceed to draw these designs in CAD softwares, introducing basic drawing tools that will allow guests to interact with the software and will be shown how to make their designs a 3d model. These drawings will be reviewed and processed to be printed.  We will have guests assist us with preparing the 3D printers by using the software to contol  the machine. Once the machines are running we will introduce 3D scanning and demonstrate how it can be used. We will then discuss the conceptual and practical uses. We will then allow guests to use the 3D scanner to scan an object. We will intoduce our 3D crafting pen and demonstrate and discuss the potential applications.

After each part is completed on a 3D printer, we will clean up each model using several techniques to remove and clean these items. Some of these techniques may come with a discussion of what is occuring such as thermal and chemical changes. There will be Lab time for assembling parts together,some items may be fastened using chemical connection such as super glue, thermally; by being melted together, and mechanical by using nuts, bolts, washers or screws. Guests will also prepare and present a brief presentation of their product explaining what it is, the purpose, and demonstrating the object being used. If a team project is used then this will apply as a team and each member will participate in the presentation. Depending on the project, the products will either be given to guests or presented to Sci-port as a gift. The presentation may include other Sci-port guests, friends and family members.

Further contact:

Mark Holstrom, 318-294-9096, mark@alt3Dtech.com, www.alt3dtech.com

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Mak
Last Name: 
Holstrom
Title: 
Owner/ Co-Founder
Location: 
4806 Longstreet place
Bossier City, LA 71112
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
2013
Affiliation: 
Girl Scouts
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
Arts
Girls served annually: 
3
Boys served annually: 
4
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Founder
Location: 
4806 Longstreet place
United States
Slug: 
alt3dtech-3d-technology-is-not-just-for-boys

Needed Resources/Activities

boys interested in STEM
computer access
computer technology support
conferences
equipment donations
evaluation/assessment services
funding/sponsorship
girls interested in STEM
research

Available Resources/Activities

computer access
computer technology support
internships
mentoring
professional development
research
teaching or tutoring
volunteers
workshops/classes/training

Populations Served

at-risk
diversity focus
elementary
employers
high school
homeless
incarcerated youth
low income
middle/junior
rural
senior citizens
single parents
teachers
unemployed
urban

Collaboration Interests

curriculum development
joint event planning
providing in-kind support
sharing resources
sponsorship
working with higher education
working with informal organizations
working with K-12 schools
working with similar organizations

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