The future is here! Star Trek style replicators in your living room. In this program we talk about the wonders of home fabrication using 3D printers and how the International Space Station is using this technology to solve an ever-increasing number of real-world challenges. We use your computer lab* and simple, free, online web tools to create objects that can be printed on a 3D printer. We talk about the current design limitations as well as different forms of printing and their applications. We can even bring a printer to demonstrate to your class, friends or group. Optionally, we offer a service to print all of the models designed by participants and deliver them to you within a week or two following your event.
Curriculum Targets: Future Careers, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Measurement and 3Dimensional Geometry.
* We can not yet provide a mobile computer lab so if you require one we can collaborate on how/where to host the event. Perhaps at a public library?