An idea — a guiding thought that leads to further conclusions. Millenials use computers and smartphones with simplicity. They grew up with the understanding that screens are not just TVs that communicate information into one direction. For this generation it is self-evident that the communication is a two-lane.
Conclusion — as with the two-way communication on computers, children can learn the fundamental understanding of 3D printers. The idea that line by line, layer by layer a 3‑dimensional structure emerges. You will understand from the very start what an overhang is, how a print head works and that a pen can also draw vertically in the Z‑Achses.
The knowledge transfer — with the simplest of all 3D printing technologies, this can be implemented without great efforts or costs. 3D pens directly show that objects for 2‑dimensional experiences can be applied in a new dimension. An invaluable moment when the children ’s eye shine realising what they’ve discovered.
Junior High School – 3 dimensional sketches
Children learn to Transfer a 2 dimensional Sketch and idea into a 3 dimensional model
In the intermediate level the use of 3‑dimensional forms, mathematical quantities and software is thought. With this knowledge, the next step towards 3D modeling on computers is worthwhile. There is no cost for schools, since 3D software like 123D Design, which we recommend, is mostly free of charge. If training and suppor, feel free to can contact us for seminars or learn from one of our book recommendations. It not only covers the basics of 3D printing and 3D scanning, but also provides guidance on modeling with the Autodesk 123D Design software.
Senior High School
Utilizing 3D Printers
Preparations for UniversityVorbereitung aufs Studium
Ideal for groups
Teacher accompanying instead of teaching
3D printer as a tool
In this stage, the students benefit from the knowledge that they collected in the years before. On the one hand, you learn how to deal with 3D printers, on the other they use the technology to achieve goals or to execute projects.
Here, we generally recommend medium-sized 3D printers, which are relatively simple to use and cost-effective.
The process describes how pupils are gradually brought up to the topic in the course of their school time. This is not always the optimal constellation and also only possible in specific classes. For example, only 3D pens can be used in the visual arts and 3D printers mostly in technical classes. We recommend the book 3D printed science project for all teachers and educators to get some ideas, inspiration and practical examples. If you have any questions or need special advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.