[See the Popular Mechanics article that highlights Orono’s 3D Printing program and Ms. Jackson Sanborn]
The library has a 3D printer available for teacher and student use – come try it out! You can use an already created model, or you can create your own – come to the library for help with either of these options.
Browse 3D models – Look through thousands of already created models and learn how 3D printing works. See: Thingiverse, Smithsonian X3D (to print artifacts from the Smithsonian), and NASA 3D Resources to name just a few.
Create your own model – You can use simple 3D design programs like TinkerCad which is web-based, or downloadable SketchUp (see instruction sheet, and make sure you download the extension Sketchup STL through the Extension Warehouse – see Ms. Jackson Sanborn for help).
You need to save your file as an .STL file. Attach the file to an email and send it to LibrarySpecialProjects@rsu26.org. From the library 3D printer computer you will import that file into Cura which slices the model into layers and sends the printing instructions to the printer.
Reserve a Time:
Email Ms. Jackson Sanborn to reserve a time to print. If you are more than ten minutes late for your time slot, your time may be given to someone else.
Priority will be given to classroom projects and models created by students.
Students are encouraged to come try out the printer! Ms. Jackson Sanborn and members of the Geek Squad can walk you through the entire process if you need any help.
All print jobs must be cleared with Ms. Jackson Sanborn before printing.
You can only print items for yourself, if your friend wants something printed bring them in and show them how it works.
You may not sell any items printed in the library.
You may not print anything that violates intellectual property rights, that is prohibited by the law, that poses a threat to yourself or others, or that is inappropriate for a school environment.