OpenSCAD is software that allows you to create solid 3D CAD objects. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and Mac OS X.
OpenSCAD is not an interactive modeller. Instead it reads in statements that describe the object and it renders the 3D model from that code. This gives you full control over the modelling process and enables you to easily change any step in the process or make designs that are defined by configurable parameters.
Programming 3D Objects allows students use math concepts in practical ways, develop their spatial reasoning and problem solving skills, and to be engaged in an iterative process of designing and refining.
February OpenSCAD will provide you with the fundamentals of programming with OpenSCAD.Students can use the tutorials and challenges to become power users.
From February 1 until the February 28 , you will find a new web page that features the day's OpenSCAD lesson plan. Read through and modify the lesson to suit your needs, and then have your students upload the models they make to
- February 28, 2013— Curves
- February 27, 2013—Quaternions
- February 26, 2013—projection()
- February 25, 2013—render()
- February 22, 2013—OpenSCAD and User Defined Functions
- February 21, 2013—OpenSCAD's multimatrix()
- February 20, 2013—Using Write.scad in Customizer
- February 15, 2013—Using an external editor
- February 14, 2013—Valentines Box
- February 13, 2013—Introduction to Customizer
- February 12, 2013—OpenSCAD's build plate utility
- February 11, 2013—OpenSCAD's MCAD Libraries
- February 8, 2013—More OpenSCAD Libraries
- February 7, 2013—OpenSCAD Libraries
- February 6, 2013—OpenSCAD and Polygons
- February 5, 2013—OpenSCAD's loops
- February 4, 2013—Modules
- February 1, 2013—OpenSCAD Introduction