We are so excited to learn about our new printer. It prints 3D objects! This is perfect when we cannot allow students to handle precious artifacts or perhaps we have only one unique object but we really need four. It also allows students to learn some programming. Software such as Sketchup, Tinkercad, Autocad etc. are used to design the object and then the printer builds up layers to create the item. You can download thousands of completed projects from Thingiverse.com as well. Check out their featured collections! Learning to use this printer will provide students with skills that can be used in the future!
I am getting trained next week so I will be getting back to this topic in the near future that details my experiences. Also watch for my blog about the special Copernicus cart that holds the printer.
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