Saturday, May 9, 2015

Intrducing a 3D printer to my daughter's Kindergarten class

We had fun showing off my 3D printer to the Kindergarten class.  Although the printer is fun to watch, kids tend to get board with it in just a few minutes.  I like to come up with classroom projects that let the kids use things that are printed with the printer. Since it is so cheep it is also fun to print something ahead of time that they can take home.

For the kindergarten class we printed some flowers that the kids could use to put together a cut spring  time flower pots just in time for mother's day:
 
It even lights up:
The kids had a great time. Here are some pictures



Turned out to be a lot of fun.  If you are interested in makeing your own here is a list of instructions on Instructables:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Spring-kindergarten-Class-Project-with-3D-Printer/

And the 3D files on YouMagine:

https://www.youmagine.com/designs/light-up-flower