TEAMM Network Members will be excited to hear that the University of Washington Woof3D club has presented a series of workshops on 3D printing that can help educators at all levels interested in the topic.
Jumping right into the challenges that most people will face when 3D printing, how prints fail, the image above gives you an idea of how workshop presenter Ben Weiss is going to lead you to successful 3D printing for you or your students. The reality is that 3D printing is amazing, but it is not, nor has never been, as simple as “pressing the print button” on an inkjet printer. Weiss addresses those common challenges and offers solutions throughout the workshop documents.
You can find the 3D Printing Curriculum and Workshop documents on the TEAMM Resource page under Education. WOOF, by the way, stands for Washington Open Object Fabricators and their mission: To build awareness of and to continue the advancement of 3D Printing technology for the creative, economic, and social benefit of all. They are certainly living up to that mission by sharing this extensive and useful curriculum.
If you are looking for a way to incorporate 3D printing into your school classroom, take a look at this brief, but comprehensive workshop. It also covers popular tools and how to use them. Here are the 15 documents you will find in the Zip file when you download from the TEAMM resource page.
Diagnosis Poster 1
Diagnosis Poster 2
Handout CAD Programs
Handout Custom Supports with MeshMixer
Handout Remeshing with MeshMixer
Handout Ultimaker 2 Extruder
How-To Decimating STL Files in MeshLab
How-To Remeshing with MeshMixer
How-To Repairing Files in Netfabb
Printer Debugging Public Version
Printer Difficult Parts Public Version
Slides Printer Debugging Public Version
Slides Printing Difficult Parts and CAD Public Version
University of Washington Woof3D club developed “how-to” handouts now available for public use. This workshop material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program under Grant No. DGE-1256082.
Attribution for post image belongs to Ben Weiss under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.0 license. Ben Weiss 2015. All the pictures are Ben Weiss’.
- -The orange house is Prof. Ganter’s model.
- -The teddy bear came from Thingiverse (exact link unknown)
- -Orange pyramid is “Five screw-puzzles by George Hart” by GeorgeHart CC-A-NC http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:186372
- -W clip is “Clip Peg – General purpose” by thomasforsyth http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:298955 CC-A-NC.
- -Green spire and red part are Ben Weiss
- -Black part is unknown