Industrial Design Students Create 3D Prototypes For Midterm Exam

This year in art teacher Caroline Epp’s STEM and Industrial Design, students were asked to make a 3D prototype for a creative new item. Like past projects in Epp’s class, the students had to research building techniques before starting the blueprints of their projects. Each project had to include at least two principles and elements of design as well as following the design process. The STEM and Industrial Design class is a one semester class so these projects will act as one of their final grades for the course.

Junior Amanda Loebelenz works on her lamp model during class. Each student had to make four thumbnail sketches and then discuss with peers for feedback and critiques along with their 3D prototype for this final exam. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Amanda Loebelenz works on her lamp model during class. Each student had to make four thumbnail sketches and then discuss with peers for feedback and critiques along with their 3D prototype for this final exam. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Loebelenz decided to create a lamp modeled after the deep sea fish with a light on its antenna called the anglerfish. The students were given the option to research and create a model of a form of transportation, a piece of furniture, or a lamp. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Loebelenz decided to create a lamp modeled after the deep sea fish with a light on its antenna called the anglerfish. The students were given the option to research and create a model of a form of transportation, a piece of furniture, or a lamp. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Melanie Carter also chose to create a lamp for her project. This is the outline of the head for her thought cloud wall lamp, where she will put clouds around the head. The smallest cloud acts as the on and off switch. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Melanie Carter also chose to create a lamp for her project. This is the outline of the head for her thought cloud wall lamp, where she will put clouds around the head. The smallest cloud acts as the on and off switch. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Eddie Beauregard cuts a piece of wood to fit the measurements for his item of furniture called the Couchformer. Industrial design teacher Caroline Epp allowed her students to use any materials that are available in the classroom. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Eddie Beauregard cuts a piece of wood to fit the measurements for his item of furniture called the Couchformer. Industrial design teacher Caroline Epp allowed her students to use any materials that are available in the classroom. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Brendan Driscoll, a junior, works on his prosthetic ankle with small pieces of wood and hot glue. Driscoll decided to think outside of the box and make a prosthetic as a mode of transportation based on his prior knowledge. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Brendan Driscoll, a junior, works on his prosthetic ankle with small pieces of wood and hot glue. Driscoll decided to think outside of the box and make a prosthetic as a mode of transportation based on his prior knowledge. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Nathaniel Rautio looks over the sketch he made be for starting the actual building process. Each student was asked to make a couple sketches before starting as well as create a poster to present to the class during exam block. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Nathaniel Rautio looks over the sketch he made be for starting the actual building process. Each student was asked to make a couple sketches before starting as well as create a poster to present to the class during exam block. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Some of the students made multipurpose items like junior Alex Beckmann. Beckmann crafted a chair on top of a large skateboard as a different and safer way for people to get around. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Some of the students made multipurpose items like junior Alex Beckmann. Beckmann crafted a chair on top of a large skateboard as a different and safer way for people to get around. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

The projects progressed throughout the week and they will be ready by the exam block.  Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The projects progressed throughout the week and they will be ready by the exam block. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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