Ten students and two faculty members will find out over the course of the next week. We are going to build a simple 3D printer based on a design created for high school students by the Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems in Illinois.
|This is our crew on day 0.|
We have a lot to learn about taking ideas from our heads and getting them into a form that we can print. However, most of us have ideas about what we would like to print:
- Mr. Freeman: Some solids of rotation to help calculus students visualize problems.
- Mr. Petrocelli: Skis.
- Fedor and Nikita: Abstract geometric shapes that they already have in SketchUp.
- Tim: A skeleton or skull.
- Harry: A knife.
- Solomon: A husky head.
- Jacob: Gears.
- Ivan: Dice.
All of us--including (especially) the leaders--are learning about software for 3-D design. Programs that seem useful include:
(Students in this group--this means it would be a great idea to download these now).