Makerbot!

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.

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

2 responses to “Makerbot!

  1. VERY COOL! What material does the machine use to make the designs and how expensive is it?

  2. The material is a plastic filament that the machine melts down. It’s kind of like LEGO plastic.
    It looks like you can now buy an assembled machine for $1750. We bought ours unassembled, and it took about 6 weeks for three people (not me!) to put it together–very complicated process, from what I could see.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s