In this activity, kids experiment with an analogic drawing pad, to grasp the concept of a cnc machine moving along its x, y, and z axis.
The analogic pad has a pen mounted onto it that can move along the x and y axis of the pad.
Kids can attempt to draw simple geometrical shapes such as squares, rectangles, triangles, etc. on the analogic pad, and later observe a cnc machine (such as a 3D printer) that moves along its x, y, and z axis to create a 3D object. They will notice that the basic working principles of the two systems are very similar.
The full tutorial on how to create your own drawing pad is available here.
The analogic drawing pad activity was created under the FabEdu project, co-financed by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union. Project n°: 2017-1-FR02-KA205-012767
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