Tummino #NTNM Assignment 5

Using Tinkercad, I tried to turn myself into a character from The Sims by putting a 3D diamond above my head. However, the shape wasn’t embedded enough in my head and it fell off. John tried to print the model a second time, but the results were the same.

John Sim

In communications and storytelling, 3D printers could be used to create diagrams of real life objects or places that news anchors could play with at the desk and show off certain aspects. In fact, an entire news set could hypothetically be created from 3D printing. A 3D model could be constructed of an area of the media market where a major event is underway, so that instead of flying a helicopter, a reenactment could be done with 3D printed figurines in the studio. For example, if you were previewing a parade route for a morning show, you could walk viewers through the route using a small-scale 3D model of a few city blocks and drive a 3D printed car through the route.

In public education, presentations would never be the same again. A diorama can be livened up by 3D printing all the shapes and figures involved. A reconstruction of a DNA strand for a biology class could be 3D printed. Recorder instruments could be made and given to elementary school children to use in music class. A drawing done in class could be turned into a figurine or model. Children could create their own board games, thus enhancing their critical thinking skills. Math teachers could use 3D models to help students visualize mathematical equations and models. Art classes could also use 3D printing to create sculptures and ceramics.

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