Tic-Tac-Toe

Tic-Tac-Toe

The Tic-Tac-Toe project introduces students to the world of gamification in learning. First, they will learn 3D modelling skills by recreating traditional Tic-Tac-Toe playing pieces. Then they will put their imaginations to the test to design and model their own custom playing pieces. Once the pieces have been 3D printed, students can play games of Tic-Tac-Toe against their peers, and in doing so, study strategy, resilience, probability and many more key subject areas.
Subjects
Design and TechnologyMathematicsArt and DesignHumanitiesComputing
Years | Grades
8th Grade | 12-13 years9th Grade | 13-14 years10th Grade | 14-15 years11th Grade | 15-16 years
Duration
Lesson 1: 90 minutes Print Time : 20-40 Min per set of pieces

Tic Tac Toe trailer
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Objectives

  • Design and measure with precision
  • Employ 3D design skills to design a personal set of playing pieces
  • Employ tolerances and offsets
  • Complete a game of Tic-Tac-Toe using student designed pieces
  • Use Tic-Tac-Toe sets for future lessons, for example, probability, resilience, strategy
 

Tools and equipment

  • No additional equipment needed.
 

Skill requirements

To participate in the lesson, students should be able to:
  • Use TinkerCAD, Fusion 360 or similar CAD software at a beginner level
  • Be comfortable using DeeControl software including adjusting print settings
  • Using the be3D eDee 3D printer

Tic Tac Toe walkthrough
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3D models overview

  • Total print time 25 hours 20 minutes
  • Total filament 75.66 m
  • Additional non-printable components
  • Printed all at once
Chess Pieces
  • 40 minutes
  • 0.6 m
Mr. and Mrs. Pacman
  • 30 minutes
  • 0.5 m
Rota Pieces
  • 40 minutes
  • 1.2 m
Sun and Moon pieces
  • 20 minutes
  • 0.2 m
Tic Tac Toe Cross Piece
  • 20 minutes
  • 0.16 m
Tic Tac Toe Circle Piece
  • 20 minutes
  • 0.2 m
Triodin Pieces A
  • 30 minutes
  • 0.45 m
Triodin Pieces B
  • 30 minutes
  • 0.35 m
Games box
  • 9 hours
  • 32 m
Games Box Lid
  • 5 hours
  • 18 m
Rota Board
  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • 7.5 m
Tic Tac Toe Board
  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • 7.2 m
Triodin Board
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 7.3 m
Note: Values are calculated for one set of models.

Lesson resources

  • Lesson plan
  • Example pieces
  • Tic-Tac-Toe game board
  • Worksheet
  • Walkthrough
  • Presentation
  • 3D models
  • 3D print instructions
  • Curriculum Alignment: ISTE standard compliant