Thursday, March 20, 2014

Makerbot 3D Printer

Recently, the proposal I posted on Donors Choose for a Makerbot 3D Printer was funded!  When the box arrived, I couldn't wait to unpack the printer and set it up.  I filmed the first print and showed a time lapsed version of it on the morning news.  After seeing the video, our teachers and students were curious and wanted to know more.  They kept asking, "But where does the paper come out?" 

Now that I have mastered printing items from the SD card that came with the printer, I am exploring Thingiverse and the Makerware software.  There is a group of sixth graders who have started exploring Tinkercad and Blokify.  We hope to have some student-designed items ready to print soon!

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