3D Printers Bring Students Ideas to Life

February 26, 2016

3D Printers Bring Students Ideas to Life

Written by Frank Smith via edtechmagazine.com 

Part of the appeal of 3D printing is witnessing ideas come to life. As the technology becomes less expensive, more students are getting a chance to breathe life into their ideas.

The 3D printing company MakerBot recently showcased five 3D print designs from studentson Thingiverse, its online community for 3D tinkerers. Some designs included a music box, a handheld representation of a colisseum, and a blown-up version of bacteria. But two student-made designs were focused on helping others. 

“Just like a 12-year-old Mark Zuckerberg went from writing a private messaging application to creating Facebook, any one of these student 3D designers now has the skill to design tomorrow’s game-changing innovation," according to a MakerBot blog post.

EdTech spoke with two of these student designers to discover what got them interested in 3D printing, and where they see the technology heading in the future.

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