Community rallies together to buy Airwolf 3d Printer
Children love to attempt new and daring things, but because many are afraid of failure, it can greatly hinder their desire to try new things. 3D printing takes away that fear since it helps to fill them with the confidence to try different things that are unknown.
Additive manufacturing has existed for over 25 years, but it has taken a while to establish itself as a technology in the classroom setting. Educators and students alike are attempting to find different means to the one common scientific end: exploring the different ways that 3D printers can influence and enhance the learning in the classroom. 3D printing in education is unique compared to other technologies since it is not only okay to fail, but it also encourages students with experimentation in their learning. One technology teacher, Chuck Hobbs, of Vista del Mar Middle School in San Clemente, decided that a 3D printer in his classroom would prove beneficial for the future of his students. He established a page on DonorsChoose.org, and the monetary donations began pouring in. Not only was the support coming from local parents and friends of the school, but it was receiving national notice, such as from a group of science, engineering, and business students at the University of Texas.