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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

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

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 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...

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...

Holiday Ornament Design Exchange

If you live anywhere on the Northern half of the globe, you know that winter is on its way. Along with winter comes the holiday season. People of many different cultures and faiths find a reason to celebrate in the darkest parts of the year. If you are looking for a...

Guide to all Things Filament!

There is no use trying to reproduce something when it has been done extremely well in the first place. That is why I’m simply going to point you to Nick Lievendag’s awesome guide to filaments of all kinds instead of trying to write one here. In the well...