Complete solutions for teaching 3D printing.
By Phil Cotton, learnbylayers founder and teacher.
Looking for a 3D printer for your classroom? Today I am pleased to announce we have expanded our offering and are now selling 3D printers. After many requests from schools for advice on what printer to purchase, we are selling the Anycubic i 3 mega S, bundled with our most popular curriculums.
Choosing a 3D printer for your classroom is a huge decision and after feedback from teachers, the key requirement was budget, reliability, and ease of use. The Anycubic i 3 mega S has been rated as one of the top budget printers around and can be assembled in under 15 minutes with an Allen key, making it one of the quickest and easiest machine toget printing with.
We have created three classroom starter bundles that include the 3D printer, a roll of filament and a curriculum of your choice. You can choose, the ‘Coding Curriculum bundle‘ which includes the beginners lesson pack and the coding for kids curriculum. Or the Fusion 360 bundle or Onshape Bundle. The Onshape bundle is a great option if you use chromebooks or don’t have technical support in school to download Fusion 360. Onshape is CAD modelling in a browser and requires no software to download. Another bonus of this printer, is CURA, the open source slicing software we use in the lessons, has an inbuilt profile for the printer, making slicing models for 3D printing a breeze.
Easy to use 3D printer
When starting out with 3D printing, the machine is only one aspect to consider. The main thing you may be thinking is ‘what will you teach your students?’ Where will I get lesson resources to teach full projects to my classes? You could write them yourself, however, this takes time, and also you need to understand the 3D printing process and how to create models yourself.
This is where learnbylayers provides solutions for the classroom. As well as the hardware, we have a tried and tested curriculum that is taught in hundreds of classrooms around the world. The curriculum is also aligned to national education standards from the USA, UK, Australia, as well as international education standards from Cambridge University in the UK.
As part of the purchase, you will be able to download the curriculum with the full ability to edit and customize the content. Most teachers deliver teach curriculum straight ‘out of the box’ meaning no planning or writing content. But if you want to edit or customize you can!
Shipping is FREE from orders placed in the USA and the UK and we will be adding more countries to the list over the next few weeks. If you want to purchase then please ensure that the order is placed directly from your school’s finance/bursar office. We accept purchase orders from the USA and UK as well as credit/debit card, direct bank transfer or paypal.
If you would like to ask us any questions then email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the messenger chat box and we will get back to you.