Virtual 3D Printing Class: Week 3 “Framed”

Welcome to week 3 of the BadgerBOTS Virtual 3D Printing Class! Make a custom 3D printed photo frame by following the video tutorials.

The goals of this class are:

  1. To get people creating in Tinkercad while staying safe
  2. To teach new 3D design skills and strategies
  3. To inspire 3D design ideas
  4. To share projects with others

Every week, BadgerBOTS will create a different Topic with instructions and/or videos for different levels of Tinkercad experience. Students are free to look at and try all Challenge Levels.

Tinkercad and 3D design can be challenging but stick with it! By trying something each week, you will build your skills.

Week 3 Challenge Level 0

If you have not yet – Log in to the Tinkercad class and learn about Tinkercad tools.

  1. Follow the class link (emailed once you sign up)
  2. Log in with your Nickname
  3. In the top toolbar to the right, click LEARN
  4. Try all 7 Starter Lessons
    1. Place It
    2. View It
    3. Move It
    4. Rotate It
    5. Size It Up
    6. Group It
    7. Align It
  5. Go back to the Dashboard, Create a new Design, and Experiment!

Week 3 Challenge Level 1

Magnetic Frame: Create a frame for a photo. Adding magnets on the back at home makes this a great decoration for the fridge or a gift!


  • Use measurements of a real-life object to direct your 3D design
  • Learn about Text and Scribble tools
  • Learn to find and use a 2D image in your 3D design!

Week 3 Challenge Level 2

Standing Frame: Modify the Magnetic Frame from Challenge Level 1 into a frame that will stand on a table top or desk.


  • Use real-life measurements to direct your design
  • Get inspiration from 3D designers around the world using the Thingiverse website
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