Design and Fabrication - Paper Cutting

The art of paper cutting is almost as old as paper, first appearing during the Han Dynasty in the 4th century AD in China. Through the use of computers, you can now easily design intricate 2D and 3D objects including pop-ups, working machines, buildings, boxes and packaging, wind turbines, automata, paper airplanes, speakers, model skateboard parks, and more.

Wind Turbine

Why not explore the gift that keeps on giving–clean energy? This project builds awareness of wind energy – the fastest growing source of power in the United States and also demonstrate the flexibility of using 2D paper cutting as a resource.

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Mission Models

There are many spacecraft exploring our Solar System. You can build paper versions of many of them right here on Earth and in collaboration with NASA’s STEM Laboratory at Goddard Space Flight Center.

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