3D printed underwater gliders

For their term-two project, students at the Tom Quinn Community Centre Alternative School were tasked with designing underwater air gliders using Autodesk Fusion360 and printing them out with their UP BOX+ and UP Mini 2 3D printers.

The Microsoft Surface machines we are using are powerful enough to run the professional software, which is Autodesk Fusion 360 and at the same time are helping to provide access for our students who have disability, disengagement, anxiety and trauma through their touchscreens and the ability to use the pen to draw and draft! The 3D prints that can then be taken and tested in the pool is providing an invaluable practical experience for our students of design and real world application. Excellent!

Aaron Agius - TQCC Alternative School HOD

Judy Leung