High Five!: Building a 3D Printer

Posted on: September 8, 2017

LET Innovation Services is embodying the maker movement in new ways – including building a 3D printer

Jamie Calcagno-Roach, Eric Stauffer, and Andrea Adams partnered with Cindy Klevickis (ISAT faculty member) and Rockingham County Public Schools to build five 3D printers, called JellyBOX printers. IMADE3D created the printers that can be put together from a kit, and teaches educators everything they need to know to maintain their 3D printer.

IMADE3D had a daylong training session at John C. Myers Elementary last Friday, in which the participants learned how to use 3D printers in their curriculum, as well as programing, maintaining and creating objects with the printer.

Four of the printers will be used in the county schools to enhance curriculum and cross-disciplinary instruction. One printer will be used by students who are planning to teach and are enrolled in IDLS courses at JMU. LET will continue partnering with ISAT and Rockingham County Public Schools to support the meaningful integration of 3D printing technology into instruction.

To learn more about IMADE3D, check out their website at imade3d.com and order your own kit to build here.

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