3D PrintersAshland High School has bought two 3D printers the Cube and the Makerbot 2. Though both the engineering class and the graphic design class use the printers, their potential in other classrooms are also great.
One Class 3D printing can be used in is the Robotics Classroom. Robotics involves many pieces involving Lego pieces and non Lego pieces. One of the first lessons of Robotics is how to circumvent this compatibility issue by
creating mounts. If you look at the picture it is a Lego piece at the top and a piece sticking out which attaches with the non Lego piece. This allows pieces to be easily attached without having to spend excess parts trying to circumvent.
Engineering to the Future
This class has the Cube to use but because of the Cube’s new entry the class has not used the Cube to it’s full potential. The Cube allows the school to request parts to be made so rather than replacing the whole item only a certain part is replaced. In addition the Cube allows new innovations to be made and allows AHS to showcase well made projects with the resources available.