The Makerbot is, as I type, making a barrel puzzle for a 7th grader. Some upper school students wandered by and one declared, “That is the coolest thing I have ever seen in my life. EVER.” Earlier this morning, the Makerbot made an airplane designed by a 6th grader. Yesterday, another 6th grader designed and printed a little racecar.
What’s a Makerbot? Watch the video below, made by my coworker, for a quick description of this fun 3-D printer that is sparking the creativity of many of our middle schoolers.