[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 – come to the library and try it out! Ms. Jackson Sanborn teaches a high school class (offered second semester) in 3D Modeling and Design, and she teaches middle school advisories on 3d printing. Any student in the Orono Middle School and Orono High School can print for free, even if they have not taken a class, or ever 3d printed before. Come see Ms. Jackson Sanborn for details. Our 3d printing lab is student run – if you are interested in working in the lab see Ms. Jackson Sanborn.
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 ‘using social media providers’ 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 save your file as an .STL file. Attach the file to an email and send it to LibrarySpecialProjects@rsu26.org. A student who runs the lab will make sure your model is printable, will run it through the printer, and email you when it’s done. If you’d like to see your model print, or are interested in learning how to run the lab, come see 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.