Sebran's ABC - free software for kids It's never too early for your child to become familiar with letters and numbers. Sebran's ABC's colorful pictures, pleasant music, and gentle games teach letters, numbers, simple math, and rudiments of reading. The program teaches using either Afrikaans, Bahasa Indonesian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Samoan, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish, Swahili or Swedish (in Swedish, the droll zebra gracing the main screen is called "sebran"). The six simpler exercises display four possible answers.
Isaac What we have done with Isaac is transform the basic Mendel into a machine that can be replicated using CNC machines instead of relying on the slow process of printing one. Isaac is a derivative of Mendel with the primary goal of making it easy to produce on 2.5D CNC machines. Isaac is a RepRap/RepStrap hybrid with parts that can be either printed on a Mendel sized 3D printer or a budget sized CNC machine. Once you have one you can print one for your friend either off our design or the original.
Fosterbot, a Makerbot Thing-o-Matic derived 3D Printer Jun.3, 2012 John Foster, "By day I am a mechanical engineer at a fiber optics company. By night I make everything I can figure out how to make." created Fosterbot, a cute 3D printer derived from Makerbot's Thing-o-Matic.
Building a RepRap Prusa Mendel My RepRap Prusa: Three months' progress Earlier this summer my company spent a fair chunk of change on rapid prototypes printed by professional fused deposition modelling (FDM) printers. Thinking this was a huge waste of cash, Google led me to the RepRap project: Personal 3D printing for as little as $350. RepRapWiki edit is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab)move is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab)read is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab) About | Development | Community | RepRap Machines | Resources RepRap is humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine. To Attract More Girls to STEM, Bring More Storytelling to Science A student from High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey CREDIT: Marissa Hazel Guest Post by Jonathan Olsen and Sarah Gross, teachers at High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey Women and girls are historically underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields and much has been written lately about why girls in school seem disinterested in these areas. As STEM becomes more important in our increasingly interconnected global society, it becomes even more imperative that educators find ways to encourage girls to participate in these fields. A few weeks ago, researchers at the Universities of Pittsburgh and Michigan released the results of a study that reflected many girls’ antipathy toward all things STEM. As educators in a STEM-focused high school, we come in contact with intellectually gifted female scientists every day–albeit young ones.
Metrix Create:Space Because of who we are (hackers of all ages) and where we are (residential/business district), when we decided to set up PCB Fabrication for our electronics work, we decided it had to follow some strict guidelines. Our lab had to be safe. It had to be capable. It had to be fast. LAYWOO-D3: New FDM filament can print wood with tree rings Sep.20, 2012 Inventor Kai Parthy has developed a new FDM filament that can print "wood" on RepRap 3D printers. This wood filament LAYWOO-D3 is a wood/polymer composite - the filament contains recycled wood and harmless binding polymers. The material has similar thermal durability as PLA and can be printed between 175°C and 250°C. "After printing it looks like wood and smells like wood."
3D Resources - Fabbaloo - Daily News on 3D Printing 3D Printing is an incredible space that's now expanding from industrial and commercial uses to new venues including schools and homes. There's much to learn and we'd like to help by collecting lists of the best resources on the web right here. CAUTION: These lists are works in progress and are incomplete. If you'd like to suggest an addition or change to the list, feel free to contact us here. Thanks in advance for your help! So you want to know all about 3D Printing? How to Integrate Technology When technology integration in the classroom is seamless and thoughtful, students not only become more engaged, they begin to take more control over their own learning, too. Effective tech integration changes classroom dynamics, encouraging student-centered project-based learning. Think about how you are using technology with your students. Are they employing technology daily in the classroom, using a variety of tools to complete assignments and create projects that show a deep understanding of content? If your answer is "No," is it because you lack enough access to technology?
3D Candy Printing: An Interview with Designer Marcelo Coelho - Food Three-dimensional printers are getting a lot of hype at the moment. In February, MakerBot Industries started shipping its Thing-o-Matic desktop 3D printer, which, at just $1,225, "democratizes" 3D printing, allowing you to "live in the cutting-edge personal manufacturing future of tomorrow!" The same month, the typically restrained Economist headlined a story "Print me a Stradivarius: How a New Manufacturing Technology Will Change the World." Business Insider even called it "The Next Trillion Dollar Industry." The idea, for those of you who aren't familiar with it, is pretty simple.
Eventorbot! Open source 3D printer. by eventorbot Eventorbot! Open source 3D printer. Simple with less materials. Frame is made of a single 4' long, 2 1/2" square tube (16 gauge/1.5mm/.0598" thick, cost: less then $20.00). Rostock delta robot now moving at 400mm/s The build area is essentially a Venn diagram of the maximum reach of each arm. The central, intersecting set is the build area. If the reach of an arm is less than the pillar-to-pillar spacing, then there are cutouts in the set where the arms cannot reach. Simple KIT The Printrbot Simple Maker’s Kit is an exercise in 3d printing minimalism. It includes only what is needed to get started in the world of 3D printing. Our Printrbot Simple Maker’s Kit is $349 , and we think you will agree that it is both tiny…and a really big deal. Features of the Printrbot Simple Kit: The 2014 model comes standard with Aluminum Extruder and Aluminum print bed for $3490.1mm resolution (and beyond)100mm cube of printing volume (~4″ cube)Printrboard electronicsPLA only (no heat bed)Ubis 1.75mm Hotend200lb. test fishing line – the X & Y “belts”12v 6A laptop style power supplyOuter dimensions: 7″ x 8″ x 9″~5.25lb total weightSample of 1.75mm PLA filamentFan and end stops includedLaser cut wood parts are standard 1/4″ (6mm) thick Printrbot does not guarantee the technical proficiency of it’s customers.