Balsa Wood Tower
Day 1-Tinkercad/Bridge Structure Practice Drawing
Lets do a warmup activity to get us thinking about design, scale, and Tinkercad! Construct a bridge the likeness of the image below using Tinkercad. The dimensions dont need to be exactly the same, just something similar. Your beam pieces need to measure 1/8" x 1/8". The bridge you design needs to span 12", so make sure your grid is at least 12" wide.
Listed below are some other designs that you can practice recreating in Tinkercad. The reason for this exercise is to get you thinking about structure design and to do such design using 3D software like Tinkercad. For the recreations below, again think about the material for the structure being 1/8" x 1/8" across. This time, the bridges need to cover a span of 24" across, so set your Tinkercad grid to at least 24".