Implementation of digital prototyping in design and technology lessons: The aim is to link additive/subtractive fabrication processes and learning by design (LBD). Computer-aided graphic programmes can ideally combine technical problems with scientific principles and thus do justice to a changing technological progress. The focus of this FabLab is to examine the possibilities of a pedagogical content didactic adaptation of digital prototyping in the natural science/technical school subjects as well as how the constructive use of a CAD programme must be linked with LBD in order to use sustainable educational topics through 3D printing for the respective school subjects.

Involved school partner

Praxismittelschule PHT; Wirtschaftskundliches Realgymnasium Ursulinen

Running Time

from 2022

Involved researcher

Dr. Sebastian Goreth

Dr. Rupert Maleczek; University professorship for Design & handicrafts subject didactics at the University College of Teacher Education. Research topic: Automation within architecture

Mag. Peter Hausegger; Teacher for handicrafts and physics at the Wirtschaftskundliches Realgymnasium Ursulinen. Research topic: 3D printing in the classroom

Devices used

3D printer: Various models from Prusa (e.g. SL1S, i3 MK3S); Laser cutter: BeamBox HEXA; Vinyl cutter: Brother ScanNcut CM260, Cricut Maker 3 + press; Basic electrical equipment

Key technologies

Additive fabrication processes (3D printing); Subtractive fabrication processes (lasercutting, CNC); Soldering within electrotechnical circuits

Used innovation labs