I really like the portal - I was excited to see lessons for subjects other than just science and technology. We have already done the Braille lesson in class and it went really well!
Carrie Beach, STEAM Teacher @ Washington Junior High School
At the heart of the bundle is an EinStart-C 3D printer. The EinStart-C is a stylish and compact desktop 3D printer, based on fused deposition modelling technology. The fully enclosed design and optimised structures enable the EinStart-C to continuously operate for hundreds of hours.
The EinStart-C comes with a 250g reel of Shining3D PLA, an external reel holder for larger reels, troubleshooting videos and free slicing software (3DStar).
Learning how to operate hardware is just the beginning when it comes to integrating 3D printing into the curriculum. There are many skills that teachers can acquire to enhance their abilities in the classroom. The PrintLab Teacher Training Handbook comes as a digital PDF file and is a comprehensive document that leads educators through their 3D printing journey. From learning about the industry and setting up the 3D printers to calculating material costs and CAD design, educators can be rest assured they will have the confidence to effectively teach 3D printing.
PrintLab Classroom is a creative, lesson plan portal for teachers looking to integrate 3D printing into core topics such as science, technology, engineering, arts, maths, computing, geography, history, languages and more. The PrintLab Start Bundle gives teachers 12 months access to a whole range of creative projects and 2 new lessons will be added to the portal each month.
Each lesson comes with everything a teacher needs to prepare and deliver the lesson, including step-by-step instructions, downloadable student workbooks, slide-show presentations and CAD tutorial videos.
In this 1 hour lesson, students design and print a functional pen. The lesson begins with a series of mathematical calculations on linear sequences. The calculations help students determine the measurements of the pen, which is designed in Tinkercad in the main part of the lesson.
Finally, one of the pens is 3D printed and once complete, a Bic biro cartridge slots into the centre to make it functional.
The lesson can be incorporated into the study of maths, computing, art & design and design technology. The material can be adapted for ages 7-16.
In this project students will:
- develop an understanding of linear sequences
- use Tinkercad software to design the shell of a pen to set dimensions
- develop an understanding of 3D printers and how they operate
- 1 EinStart-C 3D Printer
- 1 Reel of Shining3D PLA
- 1 Access Code to PrintLab Classroom Lesson Portal (1 year Access)
- 1 PrintLab Teacher Training Handbook (Digital PDF)
For the full brochure and specification, please add the product to your cart and enquire. The local PrintLab Partner will then be in touch with the relevant documents and details.
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