3D CHALLENGE- A New Phone Cover!

Take the challenge and create your own phone cover!!


What’s the deal:

Create your own stylin’ 3D printed phone case


   elow you will find some resources to help you design your new phone case and also to give you ideas.

  • Cool pattern with instructions.




  • Great instructions to make a personalized phone case!




Once you have printed your phone case please take a picture of it and send it glibrary@regisjesuit.com.  ENJOY!


The  challenge is to

build the



Using  only STRAWS &

                    PIPE CLEANERS!


What’s the deal:

Using a combination of straws and pipe cleaners only, build the

TALLEST FREESTANDING structure possible.

Here are the rules:

Ø   You have to use a total of 15 pieces of material. Any combination of straws and pipe cleaners.

Ø   The structure must be able to stand alone.  It cannot be leaning on the table or the wall etc.

Ø   It must be able to stand alone for 60 seconds without collapsing.

Ø   The structure must be measured with a yardstick.

Ø   The measurement of the structure and its ability to standalone must be verified by a library staff member.

Ø   The team with the tallest freestanding structure verified by library staff by October 5 will win a candy prize!



STEM & Student Support Club – Now open for membership!

The STEM & Student Support Club will be school pioneers in 3D printing and other technology.  The club will be a presence in the GD Library’s iLab to help students with technology issues / questions, 3D design and printing, coding, and more.

There will be special library perks for members, to be announced at the first meeting!

Interested students should plan to attend the meeting tomorrow, August 25th during lunch in the iLab.  If you can’t make it, email Mrs. Scatenato at jscatenato@regisjesuit.com to get on the club list!


100 Penny Bridge

Can you build a bridge out of Straws that can hold the weight of 100 pennies?

This week’s challenge has you building a bridge that can hold the weight of 100 pennies!!

Your bridge must be suspended by using the 4 books provided.  You may only use the materials provided in the STRAWBEES kit, as well as any of the cardboard pieces, 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper, a cup, and the pennies.  All of the materials do not have to be used but no others may be.

Your bridge must be suspended from the 4 books and be able to hold the weight of the pennies for at least 10 seconds.


Send in your pictures!!


This week’s challenge will certainly get you thinking out of the box.  Plus it will probably make you hungry!


Using the materials provided how many marshmallows can you suspend in the air in a given amount of time?

Challenge Rules
*You must use only the materials provided in  your design.
*The solution must be constructed on top of the table or other flat surface.
*Your goal is to suspend as many marshmallows in the air as possible in the given amount of time.
*The marshmallows must be suspended using the materials not the hands of any team member.
*There are many different ways to complete the challenge be creative!!

Send in your pictures of your suspended marshmallows before you eat them all!




3D Printer Training – Last two weeks of January

Come to the iLab to learn 3D printing basics!  You will learn basic printer maintenance, how to change the filament, how to download and prep a STL / OBJ file, and how to convert to the G-Code filetype for printing, as well as some sites to tinker with your own 3D designs.  Mrs. Scatenato will be hosting training sessions on the Variquest 3D printer in the iLab on the following dates during lunch:

Tuesday, 1/17

Wednesday, 1/18

Thursday, 1/19

Tuesday, 1/24

Wednesday, 1/25

Thursday, 1/26

Email Mrs. Scatenato at jscatenato@regisjesuit.com to reserve a spot!  

Each session is limited to 10 students.