3D Printing with Amy

  • TinkerCAD Program is what you need to get started as well as MakerBot Program (both free!)
  • 3D Printers are available at UVic at a cost of 10 cents per gram using. The printing process takes a while longer than you might think. For instance, Amy’s cookie cutter took 1.5 weeks
  • You can make anything really! Math manipulative included.
  • The place to find 3D model files already made for free!:
  • Common problems: warping may occur due to difference in temperature (hot plastic on cold plastic)
  • “Our students are growing up in a 3D world where we can build things on computers and transfer them to real life!”-Amy
  • Even if you don’t have a 3D printer in the school you can get students working on TinkerCAD to develop objects that are useful for educational purposes i.e. math, science, art.
Cool stuff made by 3D printer! (Cookies made by Amy)