Tag Archive: 3D printing

Brainstorm: Hispanic Heritage Month Maker Challenge

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a recognition of Hispanic and Latino American contributions to the United States as well as a celebration of Hispanic/Latino culture and heritage. The celebration runs from September 15 through October… Continue reading

Adding Color to Your 3D Prints – Tips and Techniques

Natural PLA is transparent and is difficult to photograph or see details. Natural ABS is a soft beige color or slightly transparent. The easiest way to increase your color options is to buy… Continue reading

ISTE 2015: 3D Printing in the Classroom

Here are the materials to go with my 3D Printing in the Classroom presentation at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia. ISTE 15 – 3D Printing in the Classroom (pdf) presentation ISTE 3DPrintinginthe Classroom (pdf)… Continue reading

Blockhead Blank Design Challenge

I recently saw an article on the tested.com site showing the fabrication of small blockhead figurines based on the Tested mascots. http://www.tested.com/art/makers/522693-making-miniature-tested-blockhead-figurines/ Fabrication of a master model was done using a bandsaw and disc sander out… Continue reading

Printrbot Metal Plus Unboxing

I unboxed my personal Printrbot Metal Plus with heated bed this weekend and have been sharing photos and initial impressions on Instagram. This is a recap for the purpose of easy reference on… Continue reading

Update #1: The Incredible 3D Printing Gumball Gallery

Thank you for the strong support for The Incredible 3D Printing Gumball Gallery. I’ve received some great responses on the blog, Twitter and Instagram. The story was even picked up by the 3D printing media.… Continue reading

Brainstorming: The Incredible 3D Printing Gumball Gallery

My latest project idea is The Incredible 3D Printing Gumball Gallery. The idea has been burning away in my head for the past week and I’m publishing it now to ask for help from… Continue reading

Designing Solutions to a Global Health Crisis in the MakerEd Classroom

Challenge your students to design a solution to a health crisis in this simulation of a global health initiative. Students are asked to collect data to determine the scope of the problem, design… Continue reading

A 3D Printer in Every School

In the past few weeks I’ve seen several requests from educators looking for information to help convince someone to fund a 3D printer in their school. I haven’t been able to find any… Continue reading

3D Printing for the Art Classroom

This is a story in which a hobbyist prepares to talk to Art students about 3D printing, a task for which he is totally unqualified. As a teacher by trade, he starts with… Continue reading

Experiment in Sharing 3D Printing Design in iBook

One of my motivations to work at STEM camp last summer was to purchase a Mac computer so that I could use iBooks Author. I had several projects in mind including helping a… Continue reading

Collaborative Art Project: Bubbles on a Page

I have been invited to present at a Pecha Kucha event in DC on February 22nd. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capitol-pecha-kucha-vol-19-tickets-10462316069 Presenters show 20 photos which are shown for 20 seconds each. http://www.pechakucha.org As part of the presentation, I wanted… Continue reading