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.