3D print your custom aircraft with new STEM-based video game
A new multiplayer video game called DAVinCI Flight that lets users 3D print the custom aircraft carriers they design within the game has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.
DAVinCI Flight was created by a team of aerospace engineers, developers and artists at aerospace R&D and educational software company VSI Aerospace Inc. How do you play? Players are presented with a series of missions that each require the flight of a specific type of aircraft. They must then design and optimize an aircraft glider for each mission depending on what type of action the mission calls for. If the plane is designed correctly for the mission at hand, the mission will be completed successfully.
In learning to engineer specific types of aircrafts for different purposes, DAVinCI Flight enables players to utilize the core skills needed in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum while also learning basic concepts of engineering design methodology and aerodynamics.
DAVinCI Flight has built-in support for 3D printing so players with access to a 3D printer (players who don’t can use a local 3D printing studio or global network of studios like 3D Hubs) can easily print their custom aircraft parts and build them to fly their aircrafts in the real world.
Check out the promo video for DAVinCI flight below and head over to the Kickstarter page to back the campaign and be one of the first in the world to play the game.
Shanie Phillips is a originally from the UK, but has spent many years in Singapore, the US and now Israel. In addition to writing for Inside3DP she writes for several news and innovation sites.