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Does the Kideville project match the National Curriculum requirements?
We designed the Kideville project around the KS2 and KS3 curriculum for Design Technology and Computing and worked with educators to carefully match all the criteria.
For what age group are the kits designed?
Our curriculum is aimed at 9-12 year old students, but we know of schools that used it with both slightly younger and slightly older students.
How many students can participate in the project?
The kits come in different sizes and can be used by groups of 10-35 students.
Do I need to have any prior experience in CAD and 3D Printing for Kideville?
No, the point is that you can learn everything through Kideville.
Where are the kits produced?
The kits and all components are designed and made in the UK.
Are the kits safe for young children?
Yes, the kits don’t contain any dangerous or harmful parts.
What materials are the kits made from?
We use wood, card and paper and take great care in choosing our sources sustainably.
In what languages does Kideville come?
Currently we only offer the curriculum in English.
What CAD software should I use?
You are welcome to use any CAD software you prefer. It is just important that it can export STL files, which almost all CAD programs do. We normally recommend Autodesk 123D Design because it is simple, child-friendly, free and compatible with PC/Mac/iOS. In our lesson plans and student project books we have tutorials around 123D.
What 3D Printer should I use?
Kideville works with any 3D Printer and you are welcome to choose any manufacturer and model you wish. Like with any technology, you normally get what you pay for.
What 3D printer filament should I use and how much of it will I need?
We would recommend using PLA plastic because of its eco-friendly characteristics and because it tends to warp less than ABS. The project will not use very much plastic as all the models are small, so you won’t even use a single roll of filament.
When is the next Kidesign workshop?
For upcoming workshops, please check the following link.
Are you able to do a workshop outside the UK?
Yes, we have done workshops in different countries. They obviously come at an additional cost of our staff travel and accommodation.
Where is Kidesign based?
Kidesign is based in central London in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which is part of the European Union. Having said that, we are a very internationally minded brand.
What is the company structure?
Kidesign 3D Limited is a UK registered Private Limited Company (no. 09387773). VAT no. 209142630.
Where is your team from?
Our team members come from 8 different countries and speak 12 different languages.
I’m confused with the branding. Kidesign, Kideville, Kide?
Kidesign is the company/brand.
Kideville is the product/kits.
Kide is our old brand name, which we don’t use any more.