Friday, March 24, 2017

March is for Making #24 - 3D printed models and research of Vermont historical buildings




March was a busy month of making across Vermont schools as students from around the state were researching historic buildings in their community and creating 3D print models of those building.


This morning… a  large floor map of Vermont was laid out on the floor of Judd Hall at Vermont Technical College in Randolph.  By 8:00 AM  students and teachers  from Vermont schools started to arrive to share the 3D printed  models of historic buildings that they had created as part of their historical research.  




This Architectural Olympiad  known known as 3D Vermont is a competition that was designed as a collaborative effort across state agencies where school teams identify a historic building, take measurements, and research the origins and history of the building.  They create a multimedia presentation to share their research to a group of judges.   



Students then use their 3D modeling skills to create a replica of the building to scale.




The project originated in Mike Hathorns classroom at Hartford High School where he and his students created online 3D models and placed them on Google Earth. The advent of 3D printing lead Mike to re-envision the project in a way that would engage more schools and students.  


The annual event (3D Vermont) is an amazing celebration of student work and a chance for students to present what they know to an authentic audience.

Kudo’s to all the teams who participated!
Congratulations to the following teams who won this year's competition.

High School Division

#1 Rutland HS
#2 Windsor HS


Middle School Division

#1 Rutland MS
#2 Williston MS

People’s Choice.. Mater Christi School
After a few challenges navigating today's snowy road conditions #EMMAneedsBetterTires I turned around and attended virtually via everyone's photos and tweets!