3D Printer giveaway sponsored by Hawk3DProto. To celebrate the launch of learnbylayers 3D printing curriculum we are excited to announce that we are giving away a 3D printer. All you need to do is download the free lesson to enter from the tab on the left and a winner will be randomly chosen on the 1st of January 2018. This is best downloaded from a desktop or laptop as the file is a zip file that contains multiple lesson resources. 3D printing is on an ever expanding journey and is on the midst of revolutionising classrooms around the world. We want to help spread 3D Printing to even more classrooms and support as many teachers as possible. We are proud to have the support of one of the UKs top distributors assisting us with our mission. Hawk3dproto has been supplying teachers and education with 3D printers and consumables for the last three years and is a go to supplier for all things 3D Printing. If a deadline is approaching and you need that emergency roll of filament to finish a students project, Ben from Hawk3Dproto will be there to help with a next day delivery service. Our experience with them has been excellent.
Hawk3DProto 3D printer supplier
The printer that will be given away is an Airwolf 3D HDL 3D printer. The Airwolf brand is relatively new to education in the UK and offers some impressive stats. The good thing about this 3D Printer is that is has a large build volume. 3D Printers vary in build size and from our classroom experience we have found that large build sizes can really allow students more freedom in their designs. You will no longer be restricted to small prints.
Included in the giveaway is 2 Kgs of PLA filament to get you 3D Printing straight away. From our experience teaching 3D printing, 2Kgs of filament will last a long time. With the learnbylayers 3D Printing curriculum you could easily 3D Print 60 – 80 small size student design with 2Kgs of material. There will also be a supply of Wolfbite Nano adhesive to ensure that your prints stick perfectly to the print bed.
How to start 3D Printing in education
The subject of 3D Printing is far wider than simple 3D CAD modelling. The learnbylayers curriculum provides a complete teacher toolkit for educating students about the wider context of 3D Printing e.g. how it is being used in society and what positive changes can it bring to our lives? What are the environmental factors to consider when 3D Printing, what different types of 3D Printing technology is being used in industry at the moment and how does it compare to more traditional manufacturing methods. These are all relevant learning topics to help embed the concept of 3D Printing to your students. With each lesson pack there is a design skills lesson on how to use 3D CAD and also a design challenge lesson where students have to apply their CAD skills to a series of differentiated design challenges.
No planning needed – ready to teach resources
The differentiated design challenges will enable all students of all abilities to be stretched in lesson. The learnbylayers curriculum comes with video tutorials of all CAD modelling skills that students need to learn. This means that they can work through the lesson at their own pace and re-watch the tutorials, freeing up vital teacher time to concentrate on the needs of different groups of students. No more repeated CAD demonstrations, students can completed the tasks at their own speed. All the design challenges allow students to make rapid progress as they embed the skills learnt and encourage students to be independent thinkers and problem solvers.
There are two lesson packs available, the Beginners and the Intermediate lessons. The beginner lessons gives students an introduction to 3D Printers and basic CAD modelling using the free TinkerCAD modelling platform. This is package is recommended for younger children e.g. age 11 – 13. The intermediate lesson bundle builds upon this and introduces students to basic parametric modelling using the free Autodesk Fusion 360 software. Both CAD packages have been designed for education and are free for schools and students to use. Both are cloud based so that students can continue the work in their own time to extend their learning and both CAD packages are used by thousands of teacher around the world.
3D Printing in your lessons will allow students to be challenged and learn about the latest new and emerging technology that will revolutionise how things are designed and made. A modern day STEM curriculum lends itself perfectly to 3D Printing and by teaching the learnbylayers curriculum to your students you will be exposing them to an update, relevant curriculum that has been designed by teachers for teachers.