3D Printing

The Shape of Things to Come/No More Flat Stanley: Learning in 3D

Curious about getting started with 3D printing? This session will share from a beginner's perspective how 3D printing can impact learning in K-8 classrooms. We'll share lessons, resources, apps and hints from our first year using a 3D printer and offer projects that connect 3D design with creative writing.

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3D Model Downloads:
Dremel 3D Models - variety of downloads by category
Thingiverse - search for 3D models, by category
Pinshape  - 3D models for free and for sale
Yeggi - searches multiple sites for models

3D Customizers (websites):
Dremel 3D Customizers - make custom keychains, awards, bracelets, and more.
Cookie Caster - design a custom cookie cutter to print, FREE!
Project Shapeshifter - amazing tool that lets you edit shapes in 3D!
Sculptfab - online sculpting for 3D printing
Image to Lithoplane - generates a 3D version of a flat image.

3D Designers (apps and websites):
Morphi App - available in free (limited), education, and Mac desktop versions, Android coming
Tinkercad - website, also available as a Chrome app
Doodle 3D - Kickstarter project in beta, 3D design for kids, transform drawings into 3D
Maker's Empire - app with both customizers and design tools, option for curriculum to teach 3D design
Design Something - short tutorial, design platform, also a Chrome App download

3D Customizers (apps):

Blokify - create simple Minecraft style buildings or objects to print
Makerbot Print Shop - design prints from templates, also from simple drawings
        Makerbot Print Shop Overview video
Autodesk 123D Design - easy modeling for Mac and PC
ThingMaker - (sorry, currently unavailable) design and print cool 3D jointed characters 

Project Examples from Our Classes:
Life Logo Keychains 1.0
3D Stanley Project (includes printing with Thingmaker app and making character profiles)
Life Logo Keychains 2.0 with the Morphi App
"Shine" Candle Holders
Snowflakes in 3D with Mandalas Free and Morphi Apps
Secret Life of 3D Snowflakes Videos
Crazy Characters with Morphi app - 2nd Graders
Custom 3D Containers - Design Process with Middle School
3D Crazy Characters eBook - iTunes
3D Crazy Characters eBook - Blog post with online version of book, more information
3D Crazy Characters Animation with Puppet Pals App
Mother's Day Custom Cookie Cutters with Cookiecaster
Project Shapeshifter + Tinkercad

Morphi Keychain Tutorials (My Project Screencasts)

TinkerCAD Candleholder Tutorials (My Project Screencasts)

 Other Lesson Ideas:
TinkerineU Challenges
Maker's Empire Blog

General Videos:
Dremel 3D40 Printer:
How to Videos for the Dremel 3D40 Printer - easy to understand tutorials for using and setting up your Dremel Ideabuilder
Autodesk Print Studio (to prepare files for printing on the Dremel):
Dremel 3D40 Idea Builder: File Preparation in Print Studio 
Overview Print Studio
More Tinkercad Tutorials:
Fesora Tutorials - for Tinkercad and 123D Design, also Thingmaker
Tinkercad Lessons - use these lessons to learn basics in 3D design

Helpful Tools:
Online 3D Converter - convert file formats
Flat Icon - source for .svg images to use in TinkerCAD


I am very excited to have been named as a 2016 3D Idea Builder Ambassador for this school year!

Disclosure: As a part of the 
Dremel 3D Idea Builder Ambassadors program, our school is receiving the use of the 3D printer for one year. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 printer, you may contact https://3dprinter.dremel.com/education-request. 

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