The best part of the day was that we discovered that he was able to leave the 3D printer in our classroom for the next few weeks. I am really excited for our students to have the opportunity to develop some new skills in developing their designs and to be able to print things connected to their imaginations.
I will be talking to students throughout the week about how and why to create designs to be printed. In the meantime, here are a few sites and resources that can be helpful in getting started on thier own.
Tinkercad - This is probably the best resource to get started in working through how 3D printing software works.
an iPad app students can use to manipulate and create simple designs which are saved to the device to be printed later. An account tied to a Makerbot account