COVID-19 Update: The 3D Printing Lab is still operating but is closed to students. Follow the directions below to get prints made and they will be delivered to you. The Libratory is currently closed to all students for the time being.
[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, and remote students are encouraged to try it out (we will work with you on the best way to get your prints to you).
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 LibrarySpecialProjects@rsu26.org. We will email you when it is done to arrange for it to be delivered.
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.