3D printing is a technology that can be as complex or as simple as you make it. These ins and outs can help you simplify how 3D printing works in the classroom.
A college preparatory school in Florida has opened a new STEAM center on its campus using refurbished shipping containers. Maclay School in Tallahassee introduced three student lab centers, each with a different focus.
This Houston fab lab is taking lessons from the impact of Hurricane Harvey to students, helping them learn how their STEM work can be a force for good in the community.
The LEGO Foundation and LEGO Group are collaborating with blind associations from around the world to launch LEGO Braille Bricks.
An open source project at Michigan Technological University can turn waste plastic into high-quality 3D printing filament.
Makerbot will begin shipping its Method 3D printer tomorrow. Starting at $6,499, the new model offers roughly double the print speed of a conventional desktop 3D printer with improved precision.
The innovation "is heading on the path to essentially allowing anyone to be a manufacturer."
Two community college organizations will be hosting a "makerspace summit" in Irvine, CA in April to share best practices in building college maker communities. A preconference will help community colleges go international.
The lab was designed to resemble an Apple store, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, whiteboard walls where students can take notes and share ideas and multiple stations where they can use, explore and experiment alone or in teams.
The Nebraska Library Commission is using a $531,000 grant to purchase "mobile" maker labs and spread them into rural communities.