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Tips for Making Home Based STEM Education Fun and Exciting with 3D Printing

August 24, 2020 0 comments

Remote education or home based education is a real thing for many of us now. This has caused a lot of stress and sometimes just plain old bored looks on our kids faces. If you are looking for some fun and exciting ways to spice up your home based education strategy then you have come to the right place. 3D Printing is FUN!

There are many types and styles of 3D printers available and I am not going to try to cover them all here. What I am going to do is recommend that you only look at fully enclosed 3D printers. Children are naturally curious and will be tempted to touch the printer and the items being printed and that is definitely a no no with 3D printing. Enclosed printers will require you to open a door on the front of the printer to access the internals and the printed objects.

That is one of the reasons I am recommending the FlashForge Adventurer 3 as a an excellent choice for starting your 3D printing education. The Adventurer is fully enclosed but has a transparent front door, left side and top, which makes it very convenient to monitor prints. This printer is fairly small at around 16 inches square and weighs a little under 20 pounds.

There is no bed calibration required on the Adventurer 3 , a welcome feature for both beginners and experienced users alike. The print bed is 150mm square (5.9 inches on each side) so that is the max size of your printed objects.

This is a very reasonably priced printer and features an integrated 2 Megapixel camera, a removable extruder structure, and cloud-based 3D printing capabilities.

Check out the videos in the product description on our site for more details.

If you combine this printer with 3D design software like TinkerCad and the free training material they have on their site you will be able to start you own 3D printer training center right in your home.


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