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Message from rbeaver@rosemontschool.org

Does anyone have any experience with 3D printers? Good ones, bad ones? Pricing? Academic uses? Input appreciated.

Thanks!
Robin

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Robin Beaver
Instructional Technology Specialist
Rosemont School of the Holy Child
1344 Montgomery Avenue
Rosemont, PA 19010
610-922-1019

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The only one I’ve heard about is the makerbot:

http://singularityhub.com/2010/07/20/makerbot-3d-printer-replicates-itself-kind-of/

http://store.makerbot.com/3d-printers.html

 

 

I have no experiential knowledge to share…

 

J

 

Message from rbeaver@rosemontschool.org

Thanks Joe. We are trying to dream big, think outside of the box, blah, blah, blah in terms of our middle school lab and I was thinking a 3D printer could be kind of cool...

Robin

Robin,
No personal experience, but Hive76 may be a local resource worth checking out.



Message from rbeaver@rosemontschool.org

Thanks Kyle!


I have no experience. We are looking at the same thing. I'd be interested in seeing what people say.

Someone suggested this: http://store.makerbot.com/

Robert

St. Paul's has one. I think they paid $25,000 for it. They use it for modeling in their Robotics course. Contact Terry Wardrop (twardrop@sps.edu). Joel -- Joel Backon Director of Academic Technology / History Choate Rosemary Hall 333 Christian St. Wallingford, CT 06492 203-697-2514
Message from greene@glenelg.org

Make sure to see the relevant ELI "7 things" article from this summer: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7086.pdf -- celine Celine M. Greene Academic & Information Technologies Specialist Glenelg Country School -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE ACCESS Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:ACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Backon, Joel Sent: Friday, November 02, 2012 1:32 PM To: ACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [ACCESS] edAccess - 3D Printers St. Paul's has one. I think they paid $25,000 for it. They use it for modeling in their Robotics course. Contact Terry Wardrop (twardrop@sps.edu). Joel -- Joel Backon Director of Academic Technology / History Choate Rosemary Hall 333 Christian St. Wallingford, CT 06492 203-697-2514
Message from rbeaver@rosemontschool.org

Excellent - thanks!


Message from walshw@wra.net

We actually had a couple of our more curious students make our current one from a kit. under $1500.00  The huge advantage was the materials used to print with the kit are much cheaper as in 1/10 the cost that we were spending with our other 3d printers.  One student actually turned it into a job opportunity  by working for Makergear before he left for college.  http://www.makergear.com/products/m-series-3d-printers

--Bill

William Walsh, CCNP-V
Director of Technology
Western Reserve Academy
330-650-5801
walshw@wra.net
 



Message from warren.apel@gmail.com

We're using an inexpensive Bits from Bytes 3D printer.  It's limited in function, but works pretty well and it's cool.  We teach MYP design technology, and it's an important piece of tech for that class.  If you are thinking about investing, you might consider settings aside a little money and outsourcing your printing to a company like Shapeways.  Especially if you want better material than the hot-glue-gun-plastic that cheap 3D printers use. 

At ISTE a few years back I saw a really nice (like $30,000) printer from Dimension 3D printers.  I'd like to have one of those, especially if the price drops a bit.

Fun stuff!
Warren


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