This is a great blog post from Dave White’s great blog in 3D printing and Education. Here the focus is not just on 3D printing, but how it can work with Augmented Reality so that kids can have the experience of interacting with a 3D digital object in space, but then print out the object as well. Great idea!
At the Teachmeet tonight Mr Davis one of our Science teachers did a presentation about some work he has been doing with Mr White from @ClevedonDT.
Mr Davis used the 123D Creature iPad app to create a 3D virtual model of a sperm cell and has experimented with showing students how it can be viewed in 3D with the Augment app. He also showed Mr White who said “How would you like to 3D print that?”… So after a bit more experimentation here is the result on YouTube.
The 3D printed cells were printed using a Cubify Cube printer and a 3D Touch.
So here is a great example of STEM teachers working together to produce something that can be used in lessons with both Science and D&T students!