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3D Printing with Purpose
3dprinting The Starfish Club at Clark Elementary came to the Paducah Innovation HUB with a special project in mind. The club realized that their school needed Braille signs for different locations around their building. Jordie Estrada and Kristina McDowell, the club sponsors, contacted the Makerspace to see how the students could make this happen. The Makerspace came to one of their club meetings and taught the students how to create prints in CAD design.

braille library Once the students understood how to design in TinkerCad, they created all the necessary signs for their building. The students then came to the HUB and actually 3D printed their signs. They brought with them a student, first grader Josiah Seymore, that would use these signs. He loved being apart of the process and knowing that students from his school saw a need and helped meet a need.

When you are in Clark Elementary, check out the signs that were made with hard work and special intentions.

vrMorgan Elementary

Morgan Elementary 1st grade came to visit the HUB and learned about earth science. They investigated shadows and how they moved, the interaction between the Sun and the Earth, and how how constellations are made.

McClean County

McClean County middle school spent a day at the HUB. The students rotated between three different activities. App creating, 3D printing, and virtual reality engaged the students while at the HUB. They got a taste of computer science and absolutely loved coming to the HUB.

chessTilghman Chess Team

The Tilghman chess team came to the Makerspace! They used the Makerspace to learn how to make their own chess boards! After learning, the chess team conducted their own fundraiser and sold custom chess boards to our community! Mr. Knight and the team did a great job with this project! Look for their custom chess boards throughout our community!

organismMcNabb Elementary

McNabb 4th grade spent an afternoon at the HUB in April! They came to engineer and design with life science standards. The students built their own shelters for the tundra, after they visited the tundra through a VR experience. In another rotation, the students built an organism to live in the tundra from clay. They presented their internal and external structures to help their organism survive. Augmented reality was used to take their 2D drawings to 3D drawings.