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A statewide STEM education improvement community

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3D Printing

3D Printing Resources

Helpful Websites

David Trask's Website: David Trask is a K-8 Technology Teacher at Vassalboro Community School and has created a website of tips and tricks for using 3D printers in the classroom.


Design Websites


Happy 3D:

SketchUp for Schools:




Table of Contents:

  1. Getting Started
    1. The Printers
      1. FlashForge
      2. MakerBot
    2. Initial Setup
      1. FlashForge
      2. MakerBot
    3. Test Print
      1. FlashForge
      2. MakerBot
  2. Designing your project
    1. Software to design
      1. TinkerCad
  3. Printing your project
    1. FlashForge
    2. MakerBot  
  4. Troubleshooting 
    1. FlashForge
    2. MakerBot
  5. Resources
  6. Lesson Bank
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