Dream It, Design It STEM Event for Grade Schools | Fluxspace

Dream It, Design It! is a brand-new STEM event designed to help students to address real-world needs and utilize the design thinking process on a variety of topics. Its 1st event was held on Jan. 28th, 2020, at Fluxspace (56 Buttonwood Street, Norristown, PA USA). Check out how beamo and Beambox Pro played an essential role in this event.

 

In partnership with Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, Fluxspace hosted a “Dream It, Design It” challenge. More than 40 students in 4th and 5th grade were presented with a design challenge in which they had to work as a team to design an innovative and collaborative outdoor learning environment.

 

 

Students designed and then created prototypes of how they think this space could look like. Students used the FLUX laser cutters to quickly create small-scale rough prototypes of what furniture and structures could be used in the outdoor space. Students then presented their ideas to a panel, and a winner was selected based on creativity, functionality, and sustainability.

 

 

Students were able to get hands-on experience on how to operates a laser cutter and enjoy a creative handcrafted experience with beamo.

 

 

Designed for learning, Fluxspace is a place that provides opportunities for students, educators, and industry professionals to work together and create a more collaborative and forward-thinking community and workforce. 

 

 

Fluxspace regularly holds different STEM events and professional developments for educators on subjects such as VR, 3D printing, Laser Cutting, Coding, etc. Check out their next event HERE

Get the latest info on STEM lessons at STEM Camp EDU.

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Add Authenticity to your works with Beam Studio’s Built-In “Image Trace” Function

FLUX’s built-in software Beam Studio comes with a brilliant “Image Trace” function that can keep your original pen strokes and add a more personal touch to your artworks. For a quick demonstration, I’ll show you how I make a personalized keychain by using the “Image Trace” function.

Things you’d need to DIY a signature keychain:
  • 1 piece of paper
  • 1 marker
  • Desired material for your keychain charm
  • 1 keyring 
  • beamo
Step 1: Sign your signature on a clean and unpatterned paper with a black marker

Step 2: Scan the paper with beamo
  1. Place the paper in beamo and click the camera icon for the “Camera Preview”

     

      2. Click the “Image Trace” button in the upper left corner

     

      3. Select a starting preset to trace the image

     

      4. Adjust the optimal parameter for engraving

Step 3: Put the selected material in beamo and set up a suitable parameter for engraving, in my case, a 3mm wood board

One of the optimal parameters for engraving wood boards is power 30% and speed 100mm/s.

Step 4: Design the keychain outline

Create another layer and use the preset parameter in Beam Studio “wood- 3mm cutting”, which is power 60% and speed 6 mm/s.

Step 5: Assemble the engraved signature charm with a keyring and your special signature keychain is ready to go.

LOOKING FOR MORE IDEAS?

We invite FLUXers to join our Facebook community and share your works with us! You will also find inspiration from other members.