[See the Popular Mechanics article that highlights Orono’s 3D Printing program and Ms. Jackson Sanborn]
The library has a 3D printing lab available for teacher and student use. Any student at the Orono Middle School or Orono High School can print for free, even if they have not taken a class. No experience is necessary, everyone should try it out!
Tinkercad.com is a great place to start – sign up for an account and create a 3d model (new users click the ‘sign in’ link, then sign in with Google to link it to your school gmail). We only print models kids have created, so be prepared to show your self-created model. Printing is free!
You need to Export your model as an .STL file (upper right in Tinkercad). Attach the file to an email and send it to email@example.com. We will email you when it is done. If you’re interested in seeing the lab and watching a print, email Ms. Jackson Sanborn.
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. You may not sell any items printed in the library.
The Libratory is our Makerspace that has arts and crafts materials, electronics, computer programming equipment, robots to play with, ipads, 3d printing, and so much more! Students are welcome to use the materials in the Libratory whenever they visit the library, and specific Libratory Programs will be advertised through email.