Star City News reports from a children’s tech summer camp where the children are quickly understanding how robotics can be fun and exciting. In the video below, you’ll notice the children are divided between 5 different stations ranging from robotics arms to electrical circuits. While learning the various technologies, including the Dobot Magician, they are learning how to work in a teamwork environment.
My daughter is in an activity called “Colorguard” and is applying to be a captain for next season. One of the requirements for the application is to do something for the betterment of the Colorguard team. She chose to build a roller cart for a heavy loud speaker their team uses to play the music during practices and performances.
Brian Wagaman has taught Woodshop, Engineering and Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics. He also served as the Vice President of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) for Indiana from 2016-2017. Wagaman focuses on giving kids the knowledge and skills pertinent to what they’ll experience in the world.
Taking Off with 3D Printing
Brian Wagaman’s classes were recently introduced to 3D printing when their school acquired an Afinia H400 and the Dobot Magician robotic arm. “I’m extremely impressed and excited about the machines,” explains Wagaman. “The students have taken off with them. The 3D printer has had nonstop use for months!” [Read more…]
David Shircliff is the Technology Education teacher for Loudoun County schools. He has been teaching for 26 years, and loves when students have the “ah-ha” moment when they figure something out for themselves.
A Surprise Start to 3D Printing
Solid Edge ST10 will soon be available for EinScan-SP, Pro, and Pro+ 3D Scanners
The ST10 software is a high-performance hybrid CAD system which addresses all aspects of the product development process and brings the latest “Next Generation” design technologies, by adding Reverse Design, Generative design and Simulation modules together with CAD design system.
3D Scanner + Solid Edge ST10 Bundles
Special Shining 3D scanner bundles with Siemens Solid Edge ST10 Classic software coming soon for the following EinScan models: SP, Pro, and Pro+. Pricing and Availability to be announced soon.
Inspiring Students with 3D printing and Robotics
David Shircliff, a Technology Education teacher at Stone Hill Middle School in Ashburn, VA, printed a life-size R2-D2* for his class using the Afinia H800 3D printer. After a year of printing between student projects and ten 1000g rolls of mainly ABS filament, and with the help of VEX components, this beautiful astromech droid was created.
Not only can the robot move around, it speaks droid, spins its head, and the upper arm pops out. This is an excellent example of what is possible when 3D printing is combined with robotics and creativity.
What have you built with your Afinia 3D Printer?
* Afinia is not affiliated in any way with Disney or the Star Wars franchise.
Jerry Snee, “Chief Squidgeter,” and Sean Snee, COO and Senior Vice-President for all engineering, are working together with the Squidget team to create a safe and noiseless alternative to the most disruptive and potentially self-harming fidgeting habits. It is a much sought after and preferred choice to other fidgeting toys currently on the market and deemed disruptive by teachers. [Read more…]
Scott Hamilton is a professor of archaeology at Lakehead University, a small university in northern Ontario. He also runs a small consulting operation (Hamilton Archaeological Consulting), and has recently incorporated 3D printing into his repertoire.
Focusing on Community
Although Hamilton works at the university, a large part of his research (both academic and consulting) involves community-based work. “I frequently work with aboriginal communities to identify what their research priorities are and figure out how to address those priorities,” he shares. [Read more…]
Rosalee Ramer started driving monster trucks professionally at age 14. Now, at age 19, she is pursuing her Mechanical Engineering degree at Georgia Tech, and hopes to use it to improve her monster truck’s capabilities.
Rosalee Ramer is a lot of things: a daughter, friend, college student, and role model, who holds the title as the youngest professional female monster truck driver in the world. [Read more…]
Afinia 3D Printers are great for for educators, engineers, and hobbyists alike, and for good reason. They are affordable, easy to use, and create quality prints. Now, a recent study published by The Built Environment Research Group reinforces why the H400 and H800+ should be of high interest to makers of all kinds. Especially those who use, or plan to use, their 3D printers in enclosed spaces like classrooms, offices, or at home. [Read more…]