We have been very busy bringing the world of 3D printing to the younger generation. It is incredible to see how a child's eyes grow when they see a 3D printer and think about all of the possibilities. These machines allow even a young child to turn their ideas into a physical object. They are easy enough to operate for even an 8 year old as long as they have some basic training. They allow a child to explore their creativity in a way that is only possible in the 21st century.
3D printing can be used in many ways in the classroom. From our own experience, printers that we have sold in Edmonton are going into a wide variety of different classrooms. We recently brought a MakerBot Replicator 2 to the design and drafting students at CoralWood Adventist Academy to allow students to work on advanced CAD designs and print their finished work. Students at Queen Elizabeth High School will soon be using their Replicator 2 on environmental projects through the SLISE program. Finally, the Argyll Centre, an online based school, will be offering a special project course where students can get up to 15 high school credits for working in TinkerCAD and creating 3D printed projects.
If you are interested in a 3D printer for your school please contact us at 844-873-7727. If you are in Edmonton we are happy to come set-up the printer and give a presentation to the staff and/or students who will be using it.