Learn By Making

Learning happens in many places and spaces

Want Some Stickers?

We’ve recently had some Printrbot Learn stickers produced and we’re giving them away to classrooms, after school programs and makerspaces that want them! They are a great little reward that you could give out to other teachers if you are giving an...

Get on the Map!

Printrbot loves education. Seriously. (That’s why we’re here) We believe that 3D printers have the potential to add a lot to learning, to classrooms, schools and makerspaces. We believe that this technology allows learners to get involved in entirely...

Ada Lovelace Day

Today, October 14th, is Ada Lovelace day! Ada Lovelace is gaining more recognition as time goes by as being the world’s first computer programmer. A child of the poet Lord Byron, she worked with Charles Babbage on the difference engine; which is a fascinating...

“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...

An Inspiring Story

Thanks to new technologies, we see a lot of inspiring new things happening. It seems almost each week that we hear a story about how someone in one place is reaching out and helping another person in ways that weren’t possible only a few weeks ago. This is one...

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...