Tinkercad Project Ideas

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

Tinkercad is a popular, free, 3D modeling software. These project ideas can provide fun and creative ways for your students to increase familiarity with Tinkercad.


Tinkercad is a computer-aided design (CAD) tool for 3-dimensional modeling and printing. This free software is great for introducing students to basic ideas about coding, programming, and design. Technologies like these are likely to play an important role in student's futures, so it's great to give them a chance to learn and practice early on.

These projects are generally intended for students with little to no Tinkercad experience, although they can be easily modified for more advanced classrooms. To complete these design projects, ask students to first sketch out their designs and consider the basic shapes that this design can be broken into. This is how they will ultimately build their designs in Tinkercad -- by compiling and manipulating simple shapes into a cohesive 3D image.

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