Making a Domino on a CNC Mill - PBL Project
Make a Domino on a CNC Mill. This project introduces the safe setup and operation of a CNC Mill, with opportunities to program a custom domino.
1. How does the CNC Mill work?
Make a Domino, using a CNC Mill. In this lesson, the students will explore how a CNC Mill works. In associated
lessons, the students will setup and operate a CNC Mill to make a Domino. This is often used as the first project
to learn how use a CNC Mill.
2. Demonstrating the Domino
Using students at random, the teacher walks them through a demonstration of how to setup and use of a CNC
Mill to make a domino. Students will be taking notes on the procedure sheet... I have them do this on their
phones, and have them attach videos and photos to the procedure sheet.
3. Running the Domino (first article)
Independent practice making a domino, using a CNC Mill. This is the third part of the four part series in making
a domino. Students have previously learned about CNC Safety, operation and have had a demo on how to use
the equipment to make a domino. Now they get to make one!
4. Customizing the Domino
In this final lesson, the students will build upon what they have learned by running the domino on a CNC Mill,
and get to customize it to the numbers they want and their name on the back. It makes a great father's or
mother's day gift, too!
This unit is brought to you by Dan Frank (CTE) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team.