Taking Flight

Learn about flight and create your own 3D printed plane!


In this activity, students will learn about how objects fly and create/test a 3D printed plane!

Duration: Up to (2) 40-minute sessions

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Group or Individual: Group

Learning Goals

By the end of the course students will:

  • Investigate the history of flight - how did humans end up in the air?
  • Turn a design into a printed object that flies
  • Apply geometric principles to dimension and measure irregular shapes or difficult lines
  • Consider how flight and transportation impact the human experience


  • blank paper
  • pens/pencils
  • 3D Printer filament for printing (and scheduled time on the printer)
  • 3D printer such as the Cubicon Single+
  • slicing software such as Cubicreator or Simplify3D
  • licensed CAD software such as Fusion 360, Inventor, TinkerCAD or SolidWorks
  • computer and mouse for each group

Prerequisite Skills

  • Familiarity with TinkerCAD or other 3D printing software

Your Instructor

Eden Hennessey
Eden Hennessey

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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.

This course is closed for enrollment.