3D Printing in the classroom: Think small

I have used 3D printers for several years now, way before the hype around Makerbot and Ultimaker. I first used 3D printing machines at my first teaching school (a couple of years after getting one of the first 100w laser cutters).

I trialled a ZCorp printer, and also had a play with a gel/solid printer (which I have forgotten the name of, but it could print in two material powders which could produce stuff similar to the materials found on a toothbrush - stiff bristles, solid handle, gel grip that kind of thing)

The problem I faced was always time. And even now it is mainly time that is the limiting factor.

I have met and worked with Makerbot on a couple of occasions at large conferences and events, and each time ended up seeing teachers wow'd by the large prints.

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