Have you heard of Arduinos, but don't know what all the fuss is about? Maybe you have but can't find a way to scale them affordably to your class? Well, you're in luck because now you can try it out with your whole class and all you need is to be able to go online!
Wait, isn't Tinkercad just for 3D design?
Yes, it's great to get started with 3D design but you can also access a virtual Arduino here also! Let's quickly go through the login process for students that have Google accounts.
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I have something to admit, I love drawing! I just don't have enough time to do so. Something that I also have to admit is that I love blending technology with artwork. Here is a quick and easy way to have students combine the two, with your students getting to be creative along the way!
You'll need a couple of things to begin with.
Obviously you'll need a 3D printer, so if you have one then you are off to a great start! If you don't and have questions on where to start, please feel free to contact me, my email is to the right! You'll also need a piece of software that requires an add-on and also a Crayola sprayer. Click on the links below to get both.
3D printing is something many teachers want to try but may be afraid to take the plunge. Let's take a look at a solid 3d printer and a quick activity to get students started!
Which printer should you go with?
This really depends on your level of expertise but you can start with a printer that is under $300 and is very user friendly. Right now my go to printer is the Monoprice Select Mini and $229 shipped, it will not make the same dent financially as other printers.
Hi! My name is Jesus Huerta and I help kids find their creativity by making things! Tech comes second and all that jazz. Contact me with ANY questions at firstname.lastname@example.org