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

Resources

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Invent To Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success has many resources for educators using 3D printers in the classroom or thinking about getting started.

The resources below support 18 step-by-step projects, along with connections to curriculum, Common Core Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Free Software

Tool

Use

URL

Inkscape

2D Illustration software

inkscape.org

Paths2OpenSCAD

3D plugin for Inkscape

Download ‘Inkscape to openSCAD converter v5’ from
thingiverse.com/thing:25036

OpenSCAD

3D modeling tool with its own language

openscad.org

Meshlab

Clean up and merge 3D files

meshlab.sourceforge.net

3Dtin

3D drawing tool

3dtin.com

123D Design

3D drawing tool

123dapp.com

Meshmixer

3D sculpting tool

meshmixer.com

Sculptris

3D sculpting tool

pixologic.com/sculptris

KnotPlot

3D Knot drawing tool

knotplot.com

SketchUp Make

3D drawing tool

sketchup.com

Tinkercad

3D drawing tool

tinkercad.com

3D Printer Designs and Community Sites

Site

Use

URL

Thingiverse

STL file repository. Sponsored by Makerbot, but files can be used in any printer.

thingiverse.com

YouMagine

Online community for 3D printing

youmagine.com

SketchUp Warehouse

3D image repository

3dwarehouse.sketchup.com

Instructables

A variety of projects using 3D printers and objects

instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/channel-3D-Printing

Make Magazine

3D printing projects and printer reviews

makezine.com/category/workshop/3d-printing-workshop

AutoDesk

3D models for Autodesk apps

123dapp.com/Gallery

Outsourced Printing and Plating

Site

Use

URL

RePliKote

Plate plastic models with metal

repliforminc.com/RePliKote.htm

Shapeways

Makes 3D models from your art in variety of materials.

shapeways.com

Ponoko

3D print, laser cut, and sell your designs

ponoko.com

Sculpteo

3D print your own designs, buy and sell 3D printed objects

sculpteo.com


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