Beetle Blocks is a graphical blocks-based programming environment for 3D design and fabrication.
Use code to control a beetle that can place 3D shapes and extrude its path as a tube. Then make a 3D print!
In Duks Koschitz's course, students use Beetleblocks for in-depth exploration of 2D and 3D algorithmic design. They fabricate their designs using wire-bending machines, pen-plotters, and 3D printers. Check out the student blogs to track their progress.See more
The facilitators at the San Francisco Exploratorium Tinkering Studio experiment with Beetleblocks themselves, in workshops with teachers, and with museum visitors. They use the watercolorbot to make colorful paintings of Beetleblocks designs.See more