Materials List: An Assistive Artistic Device

Note: Student teams determine their project materials, so material types, quantities and costs are variable. This design project activity is intended to utilize the resources of a design and/or prototyping shop or lab. If one is not available, the design project may be done in a typical classroom, with some modifications made to the activity.

To share with the entire class:

  • computer with projector, to show Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides to the class
  • computers with Internet access, for student research
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint®, for groups to each make a final project summary slide
  • notebooks (paper), pencils, rulers; for students to keep notes about the EDP and project
  • materials for creating device prototypes, such as various woods, plastics, metals, cardboard, string and fabric
  • various hand and machine tools for cutting, shaping, forming, joining, assembling and finishing prototype designs; such as rulers or tape measures, power or hand saws, and power or hand drills
  • scale, for weighing materials and final prototypes
  • 3D printer and filament (PLA or ABS)
  • small paint brush and paint, or crayon, marker or colored pencil
  • EDP Pre/Post-Test, two per student
  • Engineering Design Process Graphic, Bill of Materials, Assistive Device Research Sheet, Decision Making Matrix, Tester Evaluation Sheet, one each per group