Learn By Making

Learning happens in many places and spaces

Print it Forward

What is Print it Forward? Print it Forward challenges students to learn about technology, the design process, while providing classrooms and Maker Clubs with 3D printer. How it works: Students receive a fully built demo 3D printer and a kit of parts to build an...

Before You Buy a Printrbot

  Here is a two minute video from Brook Drumm. Open and honest, Brook says, “printing is hard.” It can be. We are not out to discourage anyone from buying a machine, but we also want to be honest about the fact that there is much more to printing than...

Printrbot Learn: Now on Thingiverse and Youmagine!

There is no denying that a lot of people are looking for good models to use in their classrooms. Whether they are looking for artifacts or something to print for a special occasion, teachers are always looking for something to print. To try to help people out,...

Craftabot

One of the greatest things about being responsible for Printrbot Learn is the amazing people that you get to connect with. Over the last few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to connect with an amazing group of students from Virginia who are working together as...

Printing Molecules and Simple Lab Equipment

The NIH (National Institute of Health) in the US has set up a pretty cool site that will help teachers integrate 3D printing into their science classes. The NIH Print Exchange has a lot of downloadable and printable material available on it. From molecules to bacteria...

Printrbot and Education – Two New Programs

Printrbot is launching two new programs aimed at helping schools get access to 3D printers for their teachers and students. There are two new initiatives underway that will allow more schools, students and teachers access to this technology. Option #1 Printrbot...

Why 3D Printing Needs to Take Off in Schools

I don’t usually simply point to other people’s work, but 3Dprint.com has an excellent overview post about the potential of 3D printing in many different subject areas in schools that is well worth your time to read. In this current school year I’ve...