Bridging the Gap

Learn about, design, and create your own 3D printed bridge!


In this course, students will learn about the bridge construction process and discuss the ethics of engineering before making a 3D printed bridge!

Duration: Up to (3) 40 minute sessions

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Group or Individual: Individual

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the steps of the design process
  • Use appropriate problem solving processes and techniques
  • Use models to improve the design of construction projects
  • Create technical drawings to accurately lay out structures
  • Use computer technologies to transfer a paper sketch into a design
  • Prepare detailed estimates of quantities using appropriate metric or imperial units


  • blank paper
  • pencils/pens
  • 3D printing software
  • glue
  • tape
  • weights to stack on bridge
  • 3D printer
  • filament for 3D printer

Prerequisite Skills

  • Familiarity with TinkerCAD or other 3D printing software

Your Instructor

Eden Hennessey
Eden Hennessey

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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