3D Printers

By Digital Learning | Got a 3D printer? Discover the latest advances with this popular technology and learn how schools are using them to enhance teaching and learning.

How to melt Darth Vader's helmet - and other 'Star Wars' props studio secrets

LONDON — <i>Star Wars</i> would be nothing without its props.<p>Whether it's blasters, bleeping droids or the lightsaber, the level of detail that goes into each and every <i>Star Wars</i> film is key to the cult status the franchise has achieved.<p><i>Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens</i> was no exception. Around 2,500 …

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The Best Free Resources for Getting Started With 3D Printing

Despite many people understanding the concept of 3D printing, few know the 3D design and printing process well enough to try it out for themselves …

High schooler’s 3D printed ‘mini-brain’ bioreactor accelerates Zika research

What are you planning on doing this summer? Probably not designing a revolutionary new bioreactor with which a thousand “mini-brains” can undergo testing. You’re probably not designing a bioreactor at all! But New York high schooler Christopher Hadiono did just that, and his powerful and efficient …

What difference does it make?

My 8th graders, in the midst of Design Experience Four (DE.4), are designing e-NABLE 3D printed prosthetic hands for kids we have been connected to …

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If you can do PowerPoint, you can do 3D design

If you're intimidated by the idea of using a 3D design program to create an object for a 3D printer, don't be. In this quick article and tutorial …

3D Printing with a Chromebook (or just a browser)

Given the prevalence of Chromebooks in schools, and the momentum with 3D Printing as a school science activity, it seems logical that people would …

The Influence Of Education On The 3D Printing Industry

You probably don’t own a 3D printer yet. Like computers in the early 1980s, it’s an intriguing new technology that hasn’t quite found its place in the home.<p>However, schools and universities are proving to be a petri dish of innovation, where there is an existing space for experimentation and …

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Disney Research helps novices 3D print robots from scratch

A new tool developed by Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University could let you 3D print your very own walking robot. "Progress in rapid manufacturing technology is making it easier and easier to build customised robots, but designing a functioning robot remains a difficult challenge that …

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The humble beginnings and ambitious future of 3D printing

Consumer-focused 3D printing has been all the rage in the past several years, and while Yeezy may be apprehensive, it's putting the power of manufacturing into the hands of the people. The concept of three-dimensional reproduction isn't as new as you may think; various methods were being employed …

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3D Printer: My Kindergartener Made This

If you do not know what a 3D printer is, simply it melts plastic to create 3D models of things. I just got a Polar 3D printer. It was super easy to …

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A group of Harvard scientists have built a 3D printer that’s actually useful

Despite all the fanfare, 3D printing has yet to hit its stride. Up until now, its best uses have been in designing, prototyping, and making creepy copies of yourself. This tends to stem from the fact that you can generally only print with one material at a time, and in most cases, it’s faster to …

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First 3D-printed pill approved by US authorities

<b>In a world first, the US Food and Drug Administration has given the go-ahead for a 3D-printed pill to be produced.</b><p>The FDA has previously approved medical devices - including prosthetics - that have been 3D printed.<p>The new drug, dubbed Spritam, was developed by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals to control …

3D Printing & Physical Education?

Last year my school was fortunate enough to receive a grant that enabled us to make a series of purchases surrounding technology. One of the items I …

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Amplifying the Power of the Elderly with 3D Printed Assistive Technologies

Ideally, with age comes wisdom, and with wisdom comes the realization that our bodies are no longer as durable and capable as they were in youth. …

Enough tchotchkes! Get students making meaningful 3D projects

As 3D printers increasingly find roles in schools, libraries and even homes, it is vital that educators provide challenging and meaningful projects. …

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21 Cool Things Teachers and Students Have Built With 3D Printers!

Image courtesy of Facebook, Robohand Affordable 3D Printing is Inspiring Creativity in Teachers and Students Across the Globe With the explosion of …

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Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

After the school day has ended at J.H. Rose High School, Rob Puckett and his two sons, Calder and Rylan, watch a nozzle in a white box extrude resin. …

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Create 3D Models with Mobile Devices

Structure Sensor is the World's first ever 3D sensor for mobile devices! The small sensor clips to your iPad using a bracket and connects using …

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The First 3D-Printed Supercar

Meet Blade - a super-light sports car with a 3D printed chassis, designed as an alternative to traditional car manufacturing. Through 3D printing, entrepreneur Kevin Czinger has developed a radical new way to build cars with a much lighter footprint.

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How MakerBot Is Helping Teachers Become Maker Pros

By D. Frank SmithThe 3D printing company’s new education outreach initiative includes a handbook on adopting the technology in the classroom.

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MakerBot Publishes 3D Design and Printing Handbook for Educators

'MakerBot in the Classroom: An Introduction to 3D Printing and Design' includes an introduction to 3D printing and a range of hands-on 3D design …

3D Printing in the Classroom Using Free Tools (http://bit.ly/peel3d)

7 tips when starting 3D Printing

Our tech club at middle school recently had the fortune of receiving a donated new 3D Printer. We're also fortunate enough to have an ambitious 8th …

NVBOTS Offers 3D Printing Curriculum at Mass. Charter School, Empowers Both Teachers & Students

While 3D printing is gaining entry into a wide range of learning institutions around the world–and especially universities–many times the interest …