The Yummy Future Robot Café can be found on the University of Illinois campus. It is a café that opened in Spring 2019. Co-founded by Guangzhe Cui, the café uses a robotic machine to serve up about 100-200 cups of coffee per day. The robotic arm is encased in a white cube with a small opening for the coffee cups to be served to customers. Guangzhe Cui, a grad student in Engineering, is hoping that in the long-term they can add mobile pre-orders, a delivery system, dietary adjustments, and lifelike customer service.
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…]
Chris Schiemann, Library Media Specialist at Patrick Marsh Middle School, assists teachers with integrating technology into the classroom and running the school’s makerspace, the “Imaginarium.”
Selecting Technology for the Imaginarium
As part of his role at Patrick Marsh Middle School, Schiemann helps select the equipment that students access in the classroom and in the school’s makerspace, the “Imaginarium.” Through research, conferences, and experience, he and another tech-savvy teacher have been adding more technology for students to use. [Read more…]
Vic Worthington is the Tech Lab Instructor at Rochelle Middle School in Rochelle, Illinois. Several of his students are currently designing a prosthesis for a local farmer who lost his arm.
The experience that students receive in the classroom affects them deeply: it helps them determine their interests and strengths, provides them with invaluable knowledge across many subjects, and molds their future. By introducing 3D printing into the curricula, teachers are able to offer a more varied and unique classroom experience.
One such unique experience is currently unfolding in Vic Worthington’s classroom at Rochelle Middle School. Worthington introduced the Afinia H800 into his classroom about a year ago. “Everyone is excited about it,” he says. [Read more…]
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