Kitchen Science with the 3D Printer

Quick science exploration with a few 3D printed items. 3D printer is a great tool for creating identical objects for testing. Different printing settings allow for quick change of a single variable. Type of material can also be a variable as many materials with different properties are available that print under the same conditions as plain PLA.

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The quick experiments in these videos involve exploration of surface tension and density.

The Stainless Steel infused filament is from Proto Pasta. Items printed on a Printrbot Play.

A second purpose of this post is playing with the idea of short form video documentation for student projects rather than spending the time to create long form video presentations.