3D printer manufacturer Robo announced that it has acquired MyStemKits, provider of the largest online library of STEM curriculum worldwide, including 3D printable kits for K-12 schools.
"The promise of 3D printing in education has yet to be fulfilled," said Robo CEO Ryan Legudi. "For teachers we have spoken to, it is still complicated to incorporate 3D printing effectively into the classroom with the current offerings. With our Robo 3D printers combined with MyStemKits 240+ turn-key 3D printable lessons, professional development and training for educators, we know that we have the key that will give educators the opportunity to be successful with 3D printing in the classroom."
Within the state of Florida, MyStemKits achieved a 97% success rating during its launch phase from teachers implementing project-based learning with 3D printers.
"MyStemKits was started with the intention of revolutionizing how 3D printers are used in the K-12 classroom," said Laron Walker, founder of MyStemKits. "We have worked hard to make 3D printing plug-n-play, through an easy-to-use technical experience, backed by exceptional content and curriculum. I’m excited that the company is poised to reach its full potential as part of the Robo family. Having an end-to-end solution for K-12 has always been a dream. Combining the world’s best 3D printing content library, along with best-in-breed 3D printers, will open the flood gates of opportunity for educators and students around the world."
Educational bundles that include Robo's 3D printers, a supply of filament, one-year subscriptions to MyStemKits, and additional professional development and online learning will be offered. Robo’s 3D printers are well-suited for classroom use due to their ease of use and multiple safety features.
"We all know the impact 3D printing can have for students in the classroom," said Braydon Moreno, co-founder of Robo. "It just needs to be easy to implement. If you go to MyStemKits.com, select your grade level, choose a lesson, click a file, and stream it to your Robo R2 directly from the platform without needing to adjust any settings–that’s magical. That’s the promise of 3D printing for teachers."
With recent developments between 3D printing and the education sector, schools will be better equipped to prepare students with the skills they need for the workplace of the future.
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