This year marks the Friends School of Baltimore first entry into the FabSLAM held by DIgital Harbor Foundation. The FabSLAM is a multi-week, team-based, digital fabrication competition where youth learn and practice design, iteration, and rapid prototyping skills primarily focused on 3D Design and 3D Printing. A challenge theme is presented and each team works to develop a product that fits the theme and meets any accompanying requirements. Each team works with a Coach to help guide the team through the challenge and aid in documentation. FabSLAM culminates in a FabSLAM Showcase where teams present their products to a panel of judges and a public audience for review and feedback.
2017 Challenge Theme
For this challenge theme, identify a problem you may encounter when using transportation that could be addressed using 3D printing and digital fabrication.
- Identify a problem you might encounter when using any form of transportation.
- Use digital fabrication methods (3D printing) to create a solution to the problem you have identified.
- This might be a fabricated model of a new approach to a transportation system problem,
- OR it might be a product that would solve a specific need or problem encountered when using transportation
Teams of youth in grades 3-12 (with an adult coach) are invited to register and join us to compete in this 3D printing competition. It doesn’t matter where you are geographically located in Maryland, as long as you can attend the FabSLAM Showcase at the end of the program on Thursday May 4, 2017.
Middle School Librarian Mrs Thompson and Mr Barnes are coaching the middle school team.