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So You're a Teacher with a 3D Printer... Now What? So, you’ve purchased a 3D printer for your school and you are on your way.

So You're a Teacher with a 3D Printer... Now What?

Yet, although you’ve successfully supplied your school with all the key chains, name tags, and Yoda heads they will ever need, and you have begun to incorporate 3D printing into some of your existing units, something still feels like it is missing. At Brookwood School in Manchester, Massachusetts, we have taken some exciting steps toward leveraging students’ interest in 3D printing to unlock their potential to become empowered problem solvers while realizing some of the possibilities that this exciting technology offers. Solving a Problem with a “Problem Bank” In July of 2014, we pioneered an initiative that mobilizes individuals throughout our school to create opportunities for our students to engage in authentic and meaningful problem solving. A solution born from the Problem Bank Out of the School and into the World Personal Challenges and the Genesis of Our Work. GitHub - MarkWheadon/velocity-painting: #VelocityPainting: patterning 3D prints by modulating the print speed.

Sparenberg Designworks » 3dWordFlip. Sparenberg Designworks » 3dWordFlip. A Marketplace for Proven to Print 3D Designs · 3DaGoGo™ A Marketplace for Proven to Print 3D Designs · WaterTight™ Ciclop 3D Scanner by bqLabs. Cell Cycle: 3d-printable jewelry design app inspired by microscopic cellular structures. 3D Printer Overview. Here you can find all the 3D printers that received 5 or more reviews from our global community of Hubs.

3D Printer Overview

You can compare user ratings, reviews, prices, build volume and technology. Looking for a more in-depth review, then check out each of the individual printer pages. Curious about the best of best? Find our full reviews in the 2015 3D Printer Guide, or jump straight to one of the 5 categories: Enthusiast, Plug ‘n’ Play, Kit/DIY, Budget or Resin. Willit 3D Print? Autodesk 123D - Free 3D Modeling Software, 3D Models, DIY Projects, Personal Fabrication Tools. 3D Printed Bridges - Google Docs. 3D Bridge Modeling Software.

Thingiverse Challenges - 3D Printing. Challenges - It is evident that 3D printing has place in schools and will continue to have a significant impact and value for education.

Challenges -

That's why we decided to contribute to the worldwide initiative and organize an educational project called "History Through 3D Printing". The expected outcomes will be grouped in two model categories: 1. Miniatures / busts of US presidents 2. Miniatures representing architectural styles. How will it work? We are doing this because we believe that our community is strong enough to initiate such a movement and help the young generation become better aware of 3D printing and its potential to be used in the process of learning.

Extreme Redesign, 3D Printing & Product Design Competition. Winners announced for the 2015 Challenge Want to participate in the next challenge?

Extreme Redesign, 3D Printing & Product Design Competition

Middle school, high school and college-level students worldwide: Send us your best design in the form of an STL file, and tell us why your design improves on the existing engineering solution or why it’s a great original or redesigned work of art or architecture. The winning entries will be creative, mechanically sound and realistically achievable. Since the contest’s inception 11 years ago, Stratasys has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to innovative students and their instructors. See past winners. Who Can Enter+ Thingiverse - Everything and Free. NIH Print Exchange. Engineering Construction Set. Welcome to Maker Studio, our collection of open ended construction sets designed by engineers for budding engineers.

Engineering Construction Set

Our concept is to empower you (and your kid) to more easily build your own custom designed machines to perform engineering tasks that you define. InMoov 3D Printed Robot. Prosthetic Hands for Social Good. □drooloop flowers - customizable – Featured on the Ultimaker blog!

□drooloop flowers - customizable –

These are really fun to design and print. Each print job is fun since there's a slight element of randomness. The randomness is because we are deliberately "printing in the air" to create the "drooloops" (droop+loop) that make these flowers look so amazing. I have uploaded both openscad design file AND the gcode files for ten different flower shapes that you can download and print right away. I have used a naming system so you should be able to see images of the design that goes with the gcode. For those who love to tinker and want to make their own unique flowers, I have also uploaded all my source files, detailed instructions, and a video tutorial on how I modify the gcode by hand to obtain a more symmetrical flower shape. Feel free to experiment and let everyone know if you find improvements or just interesting results. I will now go into gory details below. I also want a nice thick drooloop so I never print finer that 0.2mm layer height. Cura Slicer. KISSlicer [Keep It Simple Slicer]

Slic3r - G-code generator for 3D printers. 3D Printing Software. Intro to DIY filament extrusion. Nowadays one of the biggest drawbacks in 3D printing is the relative high cost of filament, i.e. the 3D printer (thermo-)plastic, the “consumable” for your 3D printer.

Intro to DIY filament extrusion

Prices for 3D printers have been continuously dropping, but filament prices did not really follow the same path. Agreed, filament availability is far better than 2 or 3 years ago, as are color choices. Even the materials for 3D printing are becoming more and more varied and readily available. But prices, especially for good quality filament, did not really drop. Filament Maker – Filabot. DIY PVC Filament Spool Stand. The first step in constructing the filament spool stand is to cut the PVC pipe as follows: Cut one 5 1/2" length of PVC pipe as shown in the first photo.

DIY PVC Filament Spool Stand

This part will be used to hold the spool. Cut two 3 7/8" lengths of PVC pipe as shown in the second photo. These parts are the arms that will support the spool. Cut four 3" lengths of PVC pipe as shown in the third photo. These parts are used in the feet of the stand. This design is for 3.5" wide, 6.5" diameter spools with at least 1.25" diameter holes. Filament Clip. With this simple clip you keep your filament organised while not in use.

Filament Clip

Description Use this clip to store your filament spool and prevent it from unwinding itself. Plug & Play 3D Printing · AstroPrint® Web Interface for 3D Printers. Alternative Ultimaker2 Feeder -V2 – from. Commercial use is allowed, you must attribute the creator, you may remix this work and the remixed work should be made available under this license.

Alternative Ultimaker2 Feeder -V2 – from

Learn more or download attribution tags Hopefully this will help clear some things up. Update 2015-02-19: Added a new body with a cutout to use the grommet from the "new" feeders instead of a piece of bowden.Update 2014-11-15: Uploaded length variations for the yoke, 35-40mm. I also added a zip with another version that has an included spacer for M16 screws so that you don't need to use washers. Six lengths included in the zip. Right, here's my second (public) attempt at a new feeder design for the UM2.