3D Printing Research Links

The following are links that may be of interest to students researching 3D Printing, specifically to projects incorporating consumer/hobby level , Fused Filament Modeling (FFM) style, printers. –A History of RepRap Development –Open… Continue reading

Foldable Rectangular Prism: Visual Tinkercad Tutorial

The foldable rectangular prism is a 3D printable manipulative for students to explore the properties of a geometric figure. The design was created in Tinkercad which is an easy to use and powerful design… Continue reading

Classroom Makerspaces and 3D Printing Resources: VSTE Summer 2013

Here are my Getting Started with Makerspaces and 3D Printing recommendations for educators. Best Makerspace Resource? Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom by Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary http://www.inventtolearn.com/resources/… Continue reading

The 3D Printer Dance

Add some fun to your next 3D printing demo with the 3D Printer dance. I created the 3D Printer dance to add a kinesthetic element to a 3D printer demo for an elementary… Continue reading

Mini Maker Notebook v1

The Mini Maker Notebook is a pocket sized tool for students to record their Maker experience. Students can assemble their own Mini Maker Notebook from a single sheet of paper. Teachers can use… Continue reading

Assistive Tech and 3D Printing: Designs and Links

A list of Assistive Technology related designs and links found while preparing a 3D printer demo for a group of Assistive Technology Trainers. If you have other Assistive Technology related links, please share… Continue reading

Vine Animation Station

Create your own classroom animation studio using an IOS device, a stand and the Vine app. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vine/id592447445?mt=8 The Vine Animation Station is a quick and easy tool for students to share video of their work. Vine… Continue reading

Tactile Writing Prompts

Test Day: The students walk into the classroom ready for a test on the novel they have been reading. They notice an envelope on each desk. The bell rings and the teacher says… Continue reading

Sharpie to 3D Print in 30 Minutes

Go from Sharpie drawing to 3D print in less than 30 minutes using this quick tutorial. This makes a great demonstration to introduce 3D printing. I have used this process with three different… Continue reading

1st Grade Guitar Maker

“Daddy? Can I use my scissors?” The question rolled down the stairs this weekend as I was working in the basement. My daughter is a MAKER. She buzzes and hums with creative energy.… Continue reading

Mobile Makerspace v1: 3D Printer on the Go

My Current Mobile Makerspace I have been carrying my 3D printer (Printrbot LC) with power supply, laptop, filament, tools and camera back and forth between home and school in a large storage container.… Continue reading

Lesson Idea: The 3D Printed Foldable Cube

Here are more than 20 lesson ideas for using a 3D printed Foldable Cube, http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:75093, in the classroom. Follow the link to download the 3D file for the foldable cube and find information… Continue reading