In the next few weeks, I will be teaching a coding class for middle school students. While I will be using resources from Code.org for this experience, I wanted to create some special tools to engage these students using metaphors from 3D model building. This work was inspired by seeing LearnToMod or similar tools. In my work, I connected Blockly to OpenJSCad to enable kids to build 3D models using code. Using the strengths of OpenJSCad, makers can 3D print their models using STL format. You can learn more about OpenJSCAD on this post.
Check out my demo code here: http://inspiredtoeducate.net/blockly/demos/blockbuilder/
It would be fun to see someone connect blockly to robot control systems, voxel.js, business work flows, or applications empowering young makers. Let us know if you build anything cool with Blockly!
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