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Teach your students 3D Design for Free

This new program is an excellent way to get primary and secondary schools started in 3D design and 3D printing. You need to have G Suite for education to use SketchUp for Education. You can download G Suite for free here. https://eduproducts.withgoogle.com/

Once you install G Suite, you can get the SketchUp software at this link. https://www.sketchup.com/education/sketchup-for-schools

Some of the benefits of this software are:

›Integrated with Google Drive and Google Classroom

›Works on Chromebooks or any Internet-connected computer. Currently in English-only open beta.

›Available through the G Suite for Education Apps Marketplace or the Chrome Web Store

I expect great curriculum to come as the word gets out but there are many examples of how to get started at the SketchUp website. If you try it, let me know what you think. If you would like to find out more about getting 3D printers for your school, contact me for a free consultation. Every student should be familiar with 3D printing and additive manufacturing today and our goal is to spread knowledge.

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Using your 3D printer for the good of humanity

In 2013,  I was fortunate to see a video of a young South African boy named Liam who had just received a new prosthetic hand thanks to the work of Richard Van As and Ivan Owen. That one minute video changed my life. Watch it yourself and you’ll see what I mean.

Little Liam was so cute and had so much determination, his perseverance lead to a worldwide movement called e-NABLE. I joined the movement about 5 minutes after watching this video. Now, three plus years later, thousands of children across the world have received free 3D printed prosthetic hands and arms. I have printed and assembled more than 50 hands and two arms and enjoy the best hobby in the world.

 

To learn more check out www.enablingthefuture.org and www.enablecommunityfoundation.org or contact me and I’ll be happy to get you started.