Title: Print the Planet! 3D Printing in K-12 Schools

Room: 200

Presenter: Chris Champion

NOTE: In order to save time, please create a TinkerCad account or download Blokify before session starts


3D printing takes computer models and turns them into real objects you can hold in your hand. Learn how to incorporate 3D design and printing into your curriculum. Two teachers will demonstrate STEM-based curriculum that allows students to think, design and print their inventions. 3D printers will be onsite and running during presentation.

Outline of Presentation:

MakerBot Replicator 2 Printer and Academy Intro
Software: Tinkercad, Blokify (iOS), PrintCraft, Thingiverse <--- Create account for TinkerCad or download Blokify

DonorsChoose Grant Opportunities
Can't afford the printer? Shapeways

Hands On Design (BYO laptop or iOS device) YOU design in Tinkercad
Printing on the printer

Tips and Tricks

Manufacturers: Makerbot, Utilimaker,


Open Hand Project
Utilimaker Video

Can you really print a 3D gun? (hint: no, but click for why people think you can)