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Teaching Square Cubed

# Teaching Square Cubed

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This is the activity plan for a beginning digital design and fabrication lesson on press-fit for the 2012 Learn 2 Teach , Teach 2 Learn Program.
This is the activity plan for a beginning digital design and fabrication lesson on press-fit for the 2012 Learn 2 Teach , Teach 2 Learn Program.

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Digital Design & Fab Activity1.0
Square
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1. Intro to Fabrication Laboratorya. Explain machines and programs, the Fab Lab rules, past projects thatused the Fab Lab, etc.2. Intro to boundaries and finding your image dimensiona. (right click =>Position and size)3. Introduction to press fit (slots, tabs and sides)a. Measuring materialb. creating a test cut4. Creating the cubea. Measure the material thickness
(different for almost all materials)
i. Use a caliper or a ruler b. Create a small test cut of your slots and tabs before creating the larger projecti. Create
three

slots
one that is the
exact

length
, one that is .01larger and another one that is .01 smaller ii. With acrylic the laser cutter makes the slot .01 larger then themeasurement on the computer so make the slot .01 smaller beforecutting outc. Create one square that is less then 2-1 inches long on each sided. Copy or recreate a tab that fits in the slot tightlye. Add a tab to the square
(DO NOT MERGE AS YET)
f. Now create a slot that will hold the tabg. Place it on the square
(you do not have to subtract since it cuts outanyways)
h. Merge the tabs with the squarei. Copy the square with the tabs and slots so you have four sides