Chinese Government to Put 3D Printers in All 400,000 Elementary Schools by Next Year
BY BRIAN KRASSENSTEIN · APRIL 8, 2015
Education is probably one of the areas that will benefit the most from 3D printers in the long run. The problem though is getting the machines into the schools in the first place. With prices generally ranging from $400 to $3,000 for typical desktop 3D printers, they are not cheap, and with budgets within many school districts running dry, both in the United States and overseas, the unfortunate fact is that many schools simply can’t afford them, not to mention the materials and time it takes to train teachers to use them.
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MakerBot Stories – Whitby School
By MakerBot Industries - February 12, 2015
Leslie Perry at Whitby School in Greenwich, CT uses MakerBot® Replicator® Desktop 3D Printers in the school’s Design Technology classroom to spark an interest in 3D printing and design and teach problem solving. In this project, students learned 3D design to create their own boats and buildings for a fictional place called Whitby Harbor, and then brought their ideas to life.