CC3DP is an initiative meant to demonstrate the power of innovation in our students and the capacity they have to teach our community. First, teams need to register for the challenge. Teams should consist of 5 to 10 students. Then, there is a day of learning for the coaches. Coaches learn CAD software, about 3D printers and print on demand services, and the iterative development cycle. Then, in January the challenge is sent to all the teams. The teams design and fabricate until the culminating event. During the culminating event, the students bring their fabricated items to present to the community, compete in a live challenge, teach the community about 3D design/printing, and are judged on their efforts. Our judges consist of educators, industrial designers, industrial engineers, architects, and artists.
2019 Season coming soon!
Season 5 runs for 12-16 weeks. January 2018 - May 2018.
This year we will be accepting 20 teams into the challenge.
Registration is open now.
Professional Development Day for Coaches will be scheduled in January 2018.
The Creative Challenge Live Event will be in early May 2018.
What do I need to get started?
To get started, you will need one computer for each participant. Students can share computers but we think it is best if there are no more than 2 students per computer. You will also need to download Sketchup software. It is free.
What grade do the students have to be in to participate?
3rd through 8th grade.
Do we need a 3D printer?
You don't. There are several print on demand services available including 3D Hubs and Shapeways.