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”
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!”
A few prints from a recent 3D printing class I did at the Longwood Public Library. These teens learned the basics of TinkerCAD, including the elements of a printable design. Impressive work for two one-hour sessions!