LRES 3D Printing club is an 8 week long program offered in the spring and fall that teaches students the fundamentals and practical applications of 3D printing. Using the schools 3D printer, students will learn:

  • What is 3D printing and why should students learn it (Architecture, Engineering, Prototyping, Art)
  • Learn about different 3D printing processes (FDM, Stereolithography, etc.)
  • Learn how a Fusion Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printer works and its parts.
  • Learn about the 3D printing process (Design, Slice, Print).
  • Gain an understanding of 3D printing settings and how to print a model.

By the end of the club, students will have an opportunity to print an object that they designed in the class to show what they have learned. The 3D printing club has a capacity of 15 students, meets after school on Fridays in the computer lab, and is currently only open to 4th and 5th graders. Students will be expected to provide a notebook and appropriate writing supplies. 3D printer, filament, and computers will be provided by the school.


prusa


The 3D Printing Club uses the LRES PTO funded Prusa i3 MK3 printer, which is a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) based 3D Printer. 

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Contact Information:

  • Parent Leader: SEEKING PARENT SPONSOR!  Please email tweedic@pwcs.edu
  • School Staff Sponsors
    • Mr. Tweedie (Library Media Assistant)

Man explaining features of a 3-D Printer to students

Mr. Larrimore and 3-D Printing Club Members