Leapfrog 3D printer School Deal
Technology is the future and 3D printing is a big part of that. With a 3D printer School Deal, provided by companies such as Leapfrog 3D Printers, children can leave school ahead of the game. A 3D printer School Deal brings 3D printers into schools at major discounts, with the hardware supported by software and free curricula templates and ideas. 3D printers allow their users, whatever their age, to be designers, artists, engineers and above all innovators. Children are never too young to be introduced to the physical benefits of 3D printing and how to program and use the printers. As they experiment and improve on failed prototypes they will develop all sorts of physical, mental and emotional skills, which will stand them in good stead for the future. For future generations 3D printing will be a part of their lives, either in careers or for hobby use.
Benefits of the 3D printer School Deal
Desktop 3D printers are great for schools as they are fairly small, easy to use and affordable, with the plastic needed also being economical to use. For the first time ever schools are beginning to use 3D printing in previously unheard of ways. These revolutionary educational tools capture children's interest and enthusiasm, as all sorts of information can be interpreted into 3 dimensions. Less text-based and more hands-on experiences keep all students entranced and on-task, as 3D printing makes learning instantly interactive.
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As children learn to use this new technology they are also supporting other areas, for example, printing parts of skeletons to use in biology lessons. The possibility for teachers to create learning resources is almost limitless and when children can touch and investigate for themselves they learn and remember more. In art and design-technology classes the creative ideas of children can be brought to life, inspiring them on to further skills and artistic creations.
3D printing for all ages
The 3D printer School Deal provides a curriculum from primary school through to secondary school and beyond. Younger students follow a series of 14 lessons developing their familiarity with the 3D printer and the skills needed to program and operate it. Operating programs are taught, files are created and skills are applied, which touch on their existing knowledge in the areas of history, biology, the arts, literacy and so on. Older children develop this further, with three lessons focusing on practical and business applications of 3D printing. More advanced techniques such as printing support structures, using infill and printing at different temperatures are also taught and experienced.
3D printers in schools
The Leapfrog Creatr dual extruder printer is ideal in schools and colleges. Big and sturdy enough to stand up to heavy handling, it has one open side allowing students to safely view the printing process. Its large size also increases the range of printing options open to them. The dual extruder function allows two types of materials to be combined in one print, giving increased flexibility and the printing of a huge range of materials, such as ABS plastic, is made possible with the printer's heated bed. To accompany the printers, Leapfrog provides schools with software that is functional and accessible to everybody. The Simplify 3D guarantees optimal print settings and an easy way to start accessing the printer's possibilities with its accurate slicer. Clearly written guidebooks and materials help children and teachers get the most out of lessons, making printing with the Creatr fun and an amazing educational experience. And should problems occur, there is always someone at the end of a phone line to help with advice and assistance.