TinkerStar: August Deshais

TinkerStar: August Deshais

Tinkercad Username: Mr_Kindergarten

How did you find out about Tinkercad? After getting a 3D printer for my kindergarten class years ago, I began searching for a user-friendly platform to design teaching tools for – and with – my students. After some inquiry on Twitter, I happily discovered Tinkercad and have been promoting it among teachers ever since. My 75 designs on Thingiverse (user name also MrKindergarten) is filled with Tinkercad designs.

What is your favorite feature in the Tinkercad editor? I’m a big fan of being able to enter exact dimensions in Beta. Thank you!

Why are you a #TinkerStar? As mentioned above, I not only design teaching tools to use in my classroom, but also design whole groups with my class to create tools and toys for use by them – all with Tinkercad!

What is your favorite model you have designed in Tinkercad? Picking a favorite design is nearly impossible! However, one design that my students, my colleagues, and the Thingiverse community enjoy is my CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) Word Cube used to practice basic phonics skills. It has a special place in my geeky heart because it was one of my first print in place designs with moving parts.


Anything else you would like us to know? Keep up the good work of making 3D design accessible to all!

Thanks for being such an inspiring tinkerer, August!