Test Print from MAKE Magazine

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Students during the STEMulate Learning workshop this weekend asked me to test our self-built and modified MendelMax2 RepRap 3D Printer using the stylized Rook print from MAKE Magazine’s annual printer “Shoot Out” Test, with very good results. Continue reading

First 3D Printer Fully Recovered

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Over the summer, students moving our 3D printers to and from the AggieSTEM summer camp sessions accidentally dropped three 3D Printers into a pit due to on-campus construction they were trying to lift the cart over, resulting in various types … Continue reading

AggieSTEM Summer Camp Students on Television

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Students taking part in the AggieSTEM Summer Camps at Texas A&M University have been interviewed for television and their designs are on display at the University art gallery! Continue reading

3D Printers at AggieSTEM Summer Camps

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Our wooden-framed MakerBot Replicator, MendelMax 3D and RostockMax Printers were damaged during transportation, but another teacher brought her MakerBot Replicator2 in for our AggieSTEM Summer Camp classes at Texas A&M University and the students had a great time! Continue reading

February 2014 STEM Workshops

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February was a busy time with progress made on ROV designs and camera modules, 3DR RepRap 3D printers, and preparations for Workshops and Summer Camps including the Texas A&M University AggieSTEM program! Continue reading

3DR RepRap 3D Printers

3DR assembly of the base 3D printed components

The last workshop of 2013 focused on wrapping up projects and starting to build new tools like Richard Horne’s 3DR RepRap printers for use during the upcoming year’s SOLID Learning workshops and in makerspaces developing in schools and libraries! Continue reading

Student Dreams Made SOLID

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Around our other workshop results, my son’s High School class project leveraged 3D printing to test out his own “Concepts of Engineering and Technology” designs. The Spring semester may offer more opportunities to expand the SOLID Learning research at schools around the world leveraging the excellent 3DR RepRap design by my “3D Printing for Dummies” co-author, Richard Horne. Continue reading

Centrifuging Liquids DremelFuge Workshop

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Within the STEMulate Learning workshops, several events have been focused on SOLID Learning principles to test and share the potential for 3D Printed materials and tools. The purpose of the SOLID Learning effort has been to develop 3D Printable resources … Continue reading

3D Printing In Cheese Spray

Heart-shaped cheese spray on a Ritz cracker.

While discussing “fully-configurable” 3D printers you can modify┬áto whatever idea you have, I mentioned “using Cheese-Whiz(tm) as a print medium” and several members of the group started discussing how they would like to use cracker-serving 3D printers for dinner parties … Continue reading

Getting Started with 3D Printing in Education

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Teachers ask how to get started bringing 3D printing to their classroom. Here are a few considerations and current options available to teachers and school, whether they are well funded or just getting started with a few introductory efforts. Continue reading