3d printing


LEGO Pen Holder Evolution

As we explore LEGO art machines, we've been trying to figure out the best way to connect markers to the technic pieces in a strong yet flexible way. While we recently learned about a set of LEGO markers that connect to the bricks, for the activity on the floor, we wanted to use standard markers. Over the past few weeks, we've been experimenting with bringing in outside materials and creating custom 3D printed parts for that purpose.


3D printing with beetleblocks

We have had a 3D printer in the Learning Studio for a few months, and some of us have been experimenting with ways to use it meaningfully, whether it is to make custom parts for exhibits on the floor, or cool materials that bend and spring in interesting ways. For me, though, the whole process lacked a certain crucial degree of appeal. I don't know how to use a 3D cad program, and although I am interested in learning eventually, the learning curve is quite steep and the process very long before I can get something meaningful out of it.

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