[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 to the library and try it out! Ms. J teaches a high school class (offered second semester) in 3D Modeling and Design, and she teaches middle school advisories on 3d printing. Email her for details!
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 you created the model you want to print. 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. J.
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.