For the Kids! Tinkercad


TINKERCAD IS A WEB-BASED program written to introduce elementary school kids, or anyone with little computer experience, to solid modeling and 3D printing. Therefore, it is simpler than 123D Design, doesn’t require as much computing horsepower, and works best on small projects. Yet it has some powerful features, such as the ability to import .stl and .svg files, export .stl and Minecraft-ready files, and make unique forms with a feature called the Shape Generator. Because it is also free with an affordable subscription option, it’s very popular in K-12 education settings. Both free and paid accounts can store an unlimited number of files. Check out what other tinkerers are making at ...

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