What You’ll Need
- TinkerCad (free program)
- 3D printers are available at UVic scholarship commons (Makerbot or Ultimaker)
- Lets students interact with 3D objects you may not have access to
- Students can learn to 3D print, which is going to become more common in the future.
- It takes a long time
- Printers are expensive
http://www.thingiverse.com —pre-made designs, and an EDUCATION section, which comes with lesson plans (WOW!). Under a CC license.
Examples of things you can print
- math manipulatives
- cell model
- Heat can cause warping
- Remember! Everything prints on a baseplate
- Bio-printing: the department of defence is interested in fixing their injured soldiers.
- 3D printers can print cars and replicate a person’s kidney.
- Dissolvable filament is used for highly detailed objects.
Programs for 3D Printing
- MaerBot Print
- Vic DSC Workshop