3D Techniques

  • building 3D printer
  • 3D modelling
  • school aids

LTTA

First meeting - Vaggeryd

LEARNING/TEACHING/TRAINING ACTIVITY OF THE PROJECT 3D TECHNIQUES HELD IN FENIX OCH KUNSKAPSCENTRUM, VAGGERYD 11.–16. 12. 2016

The programme of the activity was focused on completing tasks of the project 3D Techniques and exchange experience of the work with named techniques among the project partners – teams from Slovakia - Prešov, Sweden - Vaggeryd and Czech Republic – Pardubice. Outstanding contribution was acquaintance with school work, its modern facilities, surroundings of Vaggeryd, Swedish culture and beautiful nature of southern Sweden.

3D Techniques
Participants learned 3D modelling of the programme Solid Work under the guidance of Swedish teacher. Their task was to create gingerbread house – Swedish symbol of Christmas. The task was completed and houses made. Unfortunately, they did not remind gingerbread but modern buildings. Everyone was enchanted by the precise multifunctional 3D printer MK2 UTIMAKER which is used in lessons.

Important contributions were students presentations and discussions which enabled exchange of experience with the use of 3D programmes and printers. The presentations were made on a high professional and language levels. The Swedes presented programme Solid work, Slovaks Inventor and Czechs 3DS Max. Also, the Czechs demonstrated assembling and functions of the printer Prusa i3 which is going to be built by partners during the following activity in Slovakia. Everyone agreed with the Czech proposal of the web which will be used for displaying school aids made by 3D techniques. IT teacher informed one another about methods used in their lessons. They found out many similarities in their work.

SHADOWING IN LESSONS
Teachers and students participated in lessons of programming C++ Arduino, Maths, Biology and English. All lessons were interesting and attracted students. They liked programming, laboratory work, explanation of Maths and admired the high English level of Swedish students.

FAMILIARIZING WITH CULTURE, NATURE
Swedish students gathered in a great hall where each partner performed presentation about his country, town, school. Each presentation attracted audience.

Participation in the celebration of St. Lucia Day was the great, unique experience. All school students met in the oldest stony church where school girls´ choir dressed in traditional white dresses sang wonderful Christmas songs. Atmosphere was festive, amazing.

All participants appreciated modern architecture and equipment of classrooms. They were captured by glass walls of rooms and roofs. A big gymnasium is also used as the cultural hall, theatre for the local citizens. The school uses modern workshops for teaching wood and metal work.

The excursion around Vaggeryd familiarized everyone with the tundra countryside covered with coniferous woods, lakes and peatbogs. Local peaceful atmosphere is made up by red, wooden, cosy houses with pastures in which horses and cattle are grazing. Around Vaggeryd there prosper many small companies which produce furniture. Furniture made by the firm Swedes was awarded at the international competitions. We wished to have some pieces, notably famous chair Lamino in our houses. (http://swedese.com/)

Everyone was observing smallholding of the oldest soldier guard, sports field for horse racing Vaggerydstravet - “travbana and The icefield where Bandy matches are played. (Swedes won the world championship for 11 times.)

The great surprise was the trip to Goteborg where we could not catch snaps of fantastically lit centre Liseberg demonstrating Swedish Christmas traditions. We also could watch an outstanding ballet on skate there.

Families, which accommodated guests took friendly care of them and provided them with many nice activities. They enabled them sightseeing in Jonkoping, festive traditional dinner in restaurant, watch films in local cinemas, trips to nature

It is necessary to say in conclusion that participants enriched, deepen their professional, cultural knowledge and English, communicative project language.

Jana Binarová, coordinator


Second meeting - Prešov

PROGRAMME

Monday
13.3.2017
8:00 – 10:00 – Guest will see school. Visit lessons.
10:00 – 12:00 – Assembling of 3D printer kit (Prusa i3 MK2).
12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch break.
13:00 – 14:00 – Slovak language lesson.
Tuesday
14.3.2017
8:00 – 12:00 – Assembling of 3D printer kit.
12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch break.
13:00 – 15:00 – Visit historic center of town, video recording of Prešov.
Wednesday
15.3.2017
8:00 – 16:00 – All day trip to the mountains – High Tatras. Easy hiking trails. Visit attractions.
Thursday
16.3.2017
8:00 – 12:00 – Finishing of 3D printer kit. Setting of 3D printer.
12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch break.
13:00 – 14:00 – Show movie about Sweden, talking about the partner countries.
Friday
17.3.2017
8:00 – 11:00 – Print parts of school aids with 3D printer.
11:00 – 12:00 – Project meeting.
12:00 – Lunch.

EVALUATION OF LEARNING/TEACHING/TRAINING ACTIVITY

The programme was completed.

ACTIVITIES MADE ABOVE THE PROJECT TASKS:

Slovakian team made school aids model DC motor, robotic arm, wind turbine, robotic car, regulation loop.

CONCLUSIONS OF THE PROJECT MEETING - MAIN TASKS FOR THE SECOND PERIOD:

Jana Binarová, coordinator