3D Printer Club: Director’s Meeting

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This is part of a series of posts about starting and facilitating a project-based 3D printer club at a local elementary school, with the ultimate goal of replicating the program at schools everywhere. We'll be posting as many details as possible, including lesson plans and supporting materials. For more information about the entire project, including a listing of posts related to it, please visit the 3D Printer Club for Schools project page. 

Today we met with the director of the school and our teach sponsor about our 3D Printer Club plan, and the meeting went very well. We brought samples of 3D printed materials, and we talked for about an hour about the technology, the possibilities it opens up, and the educational opportunities it presents. We also talked a bit about what a successful club might look like — perhaps building newer 3D printer models, or expanding to other machines like eggbots (a drawing robot) and robots, or even to other general “maker” interests like fixing lamps, and just taking things apart to see how they work.

The director agreed to supply some seed funding to help get the club off the ground, and seemed very interested in the “pay it forward” goal of the club.

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