Customizing Print Settings

Customizing Print Settings

Once you have your printer dialed in, the temptation is to just press print and let things run. But depending on what you are trying to print, you may have to make adjustments to the settings of your printer. When you are printing small items, for example, you may...
“Think Like an Engineer”

“Think Like an Engineer”

Some of the best advice I’ve ever got about troubleshooting my 3D printer was simply this: “think like an engineer.” Many people who read this blog are involved in education in some way. Whether you work in a K – 12 classroom, a post secondary...
The Secret is in the First Layer

The Secret is in the First Layer

It’s all about the first layer isn’t it? If you have a 3D printer you know how frustrating it can be to see that hotend circling round and round your build plate, either pulling off bits of plastic that are not adhered strongly enough to the table or...
Tutorial: Print a Landscape

Tutorial: Print a Landscape

Satellite photography, GPS and 3D visualization has made the study of geography an interactive classroom experience. Zooming around locations in software like Google Earth provide students a powerful tool for exploring landscapes. 3D printing models of these...
Tutorial: Custom Trophy in Tinkercad

Tutorial: Custom Trophy in Tinkercad

Create a custom trophy in Tinkercad and download for 3D Printing. A 3D printed trophy is a great way to recognize student achievement. Go to https://www.tinkercad.com/things/hpegh0gXQLN-printrbot-learn-trophy and click  the Copy and Tinker button. (Requires a free...