Why 3D Printing Needs to Take Off in Schools

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...
Printing Toys for Community Toy Drives

Printing Toys for Community Toy Drives

Sometimes it seems that ideas come around at just the right time. On twitter this afternoon I had a short conversation that has given me a lot of food for thought. Starting at the top: I think this is an amazing idea! If you have a 3D printer in your school or...
3D Printing Curriculum – Update

3D Printing Curriculum – Update

Wow! In a whirlwind effort of about 72 hours or so, as a community, we’ve managed to pull together a first draft of a 3D printing curriculum. I posted to this blog a few days ago asking for help, and by the next morning I logged on to Google to find around 20...
Let’s Make a 3D Printing Curriculum

Let’s Make a 3D Printing Curriculum

Something that has come up repeatedly over the past six months that Printrbot Learn has been active is the lack of quality, organized curriculum to do with 3D printing and manufacturing. Several 3D printing curricula documents do exist. In fact, a new document was...
3D Printing, Classrooms, and the Cutting Edge

3D Printing, Classrooms, and the Cutting Edge

3D printing is still quite new in classrooms and schools. In many ways we are still working out how to integrate the design, tinkering, troubleshooting and printing process into our classrooms. New possibilities and new ideas have to be supported by new pedagogies and...