Snowman Ornament – 3D Printed Teacher Gift

Dear Teacher, The snowman ornament attached to your present was 3D printed. -The snowman design was hand drawn using a vector drawing program called iDraw and a Wacom Bamboo tablet. -The 2D snowman… Continue reading

Getting Started with Makerspaces and 3D Printing – VSTE13

Makerspace is an idea that students can learn by making. Here is a video of my Getting Started with Makerspaces and 3D Printing session from the VSTE13 conference. Presentation slides as a pdf and Keynote. (There… Continue reading

Photogrammetry: Capturing 3D Images – VSTE 2013

Links and materials for Photogrammetry: Capturing 3D Images – VSTE 2013 session. December 8th, 11-12, Crystal Lobby -Hackerspace. Learn to capture 3D images using 123D Catch on IOS device or on digital cameras and… Continue reading

Project Idea: Pumpkin Tooth Replacement

“Every year millions of pumpkins around the world are the victims of tooth loss due to physical trauma, decay and improper ‘carving’. The Pumpkin Tooth Replacement Project seeks to provide low cost 3D… Continue reading

Writing a $500 3D Printer Grant

Over the past few months, I have spoken to hundreds of teachers and students about 3D printing. Teachers are excited to learn that 3D printers are now affordable enough for the classroom. My… Continue reading

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