3d printing

Learn how to create a simple 3D printer made from an office projector and common objects. Participants will print small plastic objects to take home, and resource links will be provided to anyone interested in making their own 3D printer. We will also discuss how to borrow the 3D printing equipment for use in classrooms.


This week the group will learn about Minecraft and 3D curriculum that debuted this summer at the Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab.  Students (ages 8-14) rendered images using Microsoft's Xbox Kinect 3D camera, imported these images to a Minecraft world, modified the image components, and then 3D printed the final product. Participants learned several other Minecraft world rendering programs which taught them real world applications. The week ended with students working collaboratively to create their own Minecraft city.


Join us for our MSTE Friday Lunch field trip to the Champaign - Urbana Community Fab Lab. The Fab Lab is a small-scale workshop for computer-based innovation, design and fabrication. The tour allows you to dream up, design and make almost anything you can imagine using open source software and DIY equipment. 

Rides are available! We are planning to carpool to the Fab Lab at 11:30, hoping to get there at or a little before noon.


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