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Transcript: Performance Task: 3-D Printer Business
This interactive animation that shows a box with four squares titled "Product Design," "Sales &
Marketing," "Operations," and "Your Proposal." Each square can be clicked on to reveal more
information about the task.
Click each option below to gather information that will help you make decisions about how to launch
your new business.
Product Design [An image is shown with three puzzle pieces, one with a light bulb, a machine
piece, and a sales graph with an arrow going up. Click. The text onscreen is read aloud.]:
You will first design a model of an object on your computer, and then you will send the design file to
the 3-D printer. Instead of ink in a page, a 3-D printer creates an object by adding layers of material,
one on top of another. You can design objects with complex patterns, moving parts, and even
electrical circuits - and then watch them "print" right in front of you!
Click the printer icon to get some ideas about what people are making with 3-D printers. [Click. Four
images appear. The first is a stack of brightly colored Lego blocks labeled "Building Toys," the
second is of colored board game pieces and a dice] labeled, "Game Pieces," the third shows a silver
chess piece of a horse called a knight and is labeled "Chess Pieces," and the fourth shows a black
box with multi-colored, interlocking gears and is labeled "Gears."
Sales and Marketing [An image is shown with a tag on a chain that says "Price." Click. The text
onscreen is read aloud.]:
You need to find the right price for the product you're creating. With a high price, you will make more
per item, but you might not sell as many. You've found a successful seller in your market. Click the
"Skype" button to ask his advice. [A tablet is shown.] Click the tablet to Skype Bill. Then click the
buttons to ask him questions. [Click the tablet. An image of a man in professional attire wearing a
headset is shown. A phone ringing noise is heard. Questions are shown that can be clicked to ask to
Bill and hear his answers.]
Bill: Hello. How can I help you?
Question 1: How much do you think I should charge for my item? [Click.] Well, that depends.
Something small and simple should be about $2; something with more detail would go for about $5;
something with lots of features or moving parts will start around $10.
Question 2: How many can I expect to sell each week when I'm starting out? [Click.] If the design is
pretty plain, you should expect to sell about 30 units per week. An item with better style and color
could move 50 units a week. Objects with really professional designs will sell around 70 units every
Question 3: What if I change the price? [Click.] For every dollar that you lower the price, each week
you can expect to gain 20 extra sales for low-quality items, 10 extra sales for average-quality items,
or 5 extra sales for high-quality items. Good luck! Let me know how it all works out.
Operations [An image is shown with a sta...