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Snap cube, interlocking, math, snap cubes

3D model description

Snap Cubes are used in K-12 math and art for all sorts of explorations and modeling. Try to put 1, 3, 5, 7 cubes into a nice-looking square. Model-making supports rich mathematical discussions and art work.

The cubes here measure 20mm x 20mm x 20mm by default, with three interlocking levels. To facilitate 3D printing, all the holes have a 45-degree cone inside. They all have 45-degree grooves inside to allow interlocking and free rotation. For teacher/student designers, this is an intermediate design project using Fusion 360.

Please use an infill greater than 20% for strength and try the fairly tight version, to begin with. Have fun!

3D printing settings

Rafts:

No

Supports:

No

Resolution:

0.15-.2mm

Infill:

20%

Notes:
Please use infill > 20% for strength.

Overview and Background
Snap Cubes are used in K-12 math and art for all sorts of explorations and modeling. Modeling-making supports rich mathematical di

  • 3D model format: STL

Creator

STEAM educator, learning from and working with K-12 STEAM teachers to explore new ideas of teaching and engagement. I firmly believe ART is at the core of STEM learning or all human learning! I owe my ideas and designs to the hundreds of K-12 children and teachers and university professors I have had the pleasure of working with, in multiple disciplines-- math, science,engineering language arts, social studies, early childhood education and more! All mistakes, of course, are mine! There is no warranty or liability whatsoever implied or explicit behind the designs or ideas. They are all posted for their potential educational values.

When working with children, please strictly observe all safety and health procedures! Please refer to the NSTA safety guides: http://www.nsta.org/safety/.

LGBU Contact: LGBU@SIU.EDU

License

CC BY


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