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December 8, 2017

Playground 3D

Interested in 3D printing? Come play with Tinkercad, Matter Control, and the 3D printers during your building's 3D playground session. These morning sessions will be opportunities for you to come and use the items I demonstrated during the most recent JOT. There will not be a formal presentation, just available support if you need it! I hope to see some of you over the next two weeks, and I look forward to seeing how you use this innovative tool!


12/12 WL in the Art Room

12/14 JR High in Room 217


12/19 AE in the Art Room

12/21 Sr High in Room 217

3D Printing JOT Recap

1. Get the design!

- Find a pre-made design on thingiverse.com

- Design your own item on tinkercad.com

2. Change the file type!

- Download Matter Control

- Convert the file from .stl to .gcode

- Save the .gcode file to an SD Card

3. Print the file!

- Insert the SD Card into the printer

- Turn the knob and select your file

- The target heat will change

- The printer will do the rest

Tech Team Help Desk Information

Jr High

Who: Lindy Hile & Seth Knepper

Where: Hallway outside of my classroom (217)

When: Thursdays and Fridays during Cougar U

Albion Elementary

Who: Rotating members of the tech team


When and Where:

Session 1: Each morning in the hallway outside of the office

Session 2: Each day during 3-5 Lunch in the Cafe

As always, feel free to email me any questions or concerns!