Invent To Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success

We are proud to announce the publication of The Invent To Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success

by David Thornburg, Norma Thornburg, and Sara Armstrong

3DP_3DThis book is an essential guide for educators interested in bringing the amazing world of 3D printing to their classrooms.  Learn about the exciting technology, powerful new design software, and even advice for purchasing your first 3D printer.

The real power of the book comes from a variety of teacher-tested step-by-step classroom projects. Eighteen fun and challenging projects explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, along with forays into the visual arts and design.

The Invent To Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom is written in an engaging style by authors with decades of educational technology experience.

Project

Software

1 – Gear Board

Inkscape, OpenSCAD

2 – Backpack Tag

Inkscape, OpenSCAD, Meshlab

3 – Backpack Tag Using Tinkercad

Tinkercad

4 – Tangrams

Inkscape

5 – Fan-Powered Car

Inkscape, OpenSCAD, Meshlab

6 – Tensegrity Models for Polyhedra

Inkscape, OpenSCAD

7 – Two-Gear Clock

Inkscape, OpenSCAD

8 – Pentagonal Tiles

Inkscape, OpenSCAD

9 – Pentagrams

Inkscape, OpenSCAD

10 – Exploring Knots

KnotPlot

11 – Designing Creatures

Meshmixer

12 – Printing Your Own Fossils

Meshlab

13 – Designing a Mobile Sculpture

Inkscape, OpenSCAD, Meshlab

14 – Making Escher-Style Tiles

SketchUp Make

15 – Making a Box for Electronic Projects

Inkscape, OpenSCAD, Meshlab

16 – Towers of Hanoi

Inkscape, OpenSCAD, Meshlab

17 – Making a Greek Temple

SketchUp Make

18 – Designing Your Own Pottery

Let’s Create! Pottery

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