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

3D Printer Assessments

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Accidental damage to the 3D printers for the AggieSTEM summer camps required time to diagnose the damage, giving us time to set up two Raspberry Pi single-board computers for OctoPrint remote web-based 3D printer control and monitoring using OctoPi. Continue reading

3D Modeling at AggieSTEM Summer Camp

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During the 2014 AggieSTEM Summer Camp at Texas A&M University (TAMU), I had the opportunity to teach 3D Modeling (CAD) ahead of our 3D Printing courses so that students’ ideas could be represented in the computers and then fabricated into solid form! 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

AggieSTEM 3D Printing Summer Camps

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Texas A&M University has asked me to teach 3D Printing at the AggieSTEM summer camp program, due to my prior involvement with the SOLID Learning and STEMulate Learning educational programs, as well as in development of the book “3D Printing for Dummies.” These are amazing kids, doing amazing things in the midst of Summer at TAMU! Continue reading

Summer Camp Project

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The members of Texas A&M University’s AggieSTEM program have invited me to bring SOLID Learning elements of 3D printing to their Summer Camps this year. I am considering our Projects for the classes, as the format will be a Project … Continue reading

Adjusting Scale for Study

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Educators can fabricate 3D Printed examples for their class, scaling the original object scan larger or smaller to suit student need and demonstration use in the classroom. Continue reading

3DR RepRap 3D Printers

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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

Delta 3D Printers

3D Print of the 3DR corner in a STEMulate Learning workshop

After discussing the options available, SOLID Learning workshop participants have selected the Delta format 3DR RepRap for the 3D Printer platform we will build for their schools. Continue reading