Fidget spinners are experiencing a massive surge in popularity among children and teens. Libraries in possession of a 3D printer are poised to take advantage of this craze in several ways. Designing a Program Around Them As fidget spinners require highly precise measurements and interlocking parts, they can difficult for a newbie to create usingContinue reading “Spin to Win: 3D Printing Fidget Spinners at Your Library”
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Dungeons & Dragons & 3D Printers
Role-playing games (RPGs) such as Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder have long enjoyed legions of fans. More recently, Netflix’s hit show “Stranger Things,” has also served to drum up interest, as Dungeons & Dragons serves as a major plot point. Some libraries have sought to capitalize on this interest by offering meetups/gaming sessions and byContinue reading “Dungeons & Dragons & 3D Printers”
3D Printing in Libraries: Putting Your Misprints to Work!
Let’s face it, even the most carefully maintained 3D printer will suffer misprints. In the past, I’ve muttered some choice words before throwing the offending object out. Happily, there’s another way! Enter the “3D Printing Swear Jar!” Rather than depositing them directly in the garbage, I now collect these misprints and later put them toContinue reading “3D Printing in Libraries: Putting Your Misprints to Work!”