Posted by: Heather Durnin | November 12, 2013

The 3-D MakerBot Arrives at F.E. Madill

This morning there were 3 big boxes in the office with my name on them. The sides were labelled with the big M…as in Makerbot. I was nervous – I wasn’t sure I could set this system up. But by the end of the day, at my students’ insistence, and with my teaching partner’s support (Marc Westra), these kids had taken over, finding the YouTube video I’d told them about that guided the process. My Gr. 8’s unpacked and put together F.E. Madill’s MakerBot 3-D Replicator 2X Printer. Some of them I expected to be involved; others surprised me. These kids are fearless; I needed that. Can’t wait to see what our students build with this machine!

The boxes arrive!

The Old and the New. Hope they get along….
The Old and the New. Hope they get along…

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  1. Amazing! Lucky students!

    As a project to put on the make-list, I’d like to put in an order for a 105theHive logo — if it could function as either a rubber stamp or a mould for a rubber stamp, that would be wonderful!

    Perhaps you can also 3D print a 105theHive mic flag??

    I look forward to following this project and imagine we’ll be hearing some students talking about it in the near future!!

    • I love this idea Andy! You will indeed be hearing their voices on the radio. Each day, they discover new uses for this printer, including how to use it efficiently.

  2. Heather, I am so excited for you and your students!

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