Feb.9, 2014

3D printers are gaining popularity internationally across STEM education. Schools are still in the early stage of adoption of this innovative technology, but the exciting thing is what is to come. 3D printing enhances hands-on learning and learning by doing, and it provides more room for interactive class activities.

SeeMeCNC has recently launched SeeMeEducate, an initiative aiming to support innovative and stimulating ways of teaching STEM and design subjects with step-by-step guides and project ideas.

But, that's not all. SeeMeCNC also develops a 150+ page curriculum for teaching everything from the basics, like software and machine operation, up to producing projects for the students to build their hands-on skills. All of this curriculum is developed by actual teachers, in real life classrooms. SeeMeCNC has been working with a local group of teachers for the past few years, and in the last few months they have developed an actual educational based set of how-to's that any teacher, given the willingness to want to learn themselves, can take into any classroom and blow kids minds with 3D Printing.

"We're just so thrilled to have a local High School teacher who's as passionate about 3D printing as we are, and that wanted to help make this a reality. He's seen all the other 'educational' 3D printing promotions out there, and came to us with the idea of the curriculum." says John Oly of SeeMeCNC. "The curriculum is going to be updated early/often, like any other open source project, but will be stable enough for teachers to grab and go with the sets as they are now."

SeeMeCNC's curriculum is an excellent resource for schools and it makes easy for teachers to seize the interest of their students in the class. Are you a teacher or educator looking to get 3D printing in the classroom? Here's the link to the up-to-date curriculum. SeeMeCNC offers also a 'SeeMeEducate 3D Printer Educational Package' for $1,450 that the teachers will get one Orion Delta 3D printer, three spools of PLA (1kg), and dedicated tech support for any help they need along the way.



Watch the video below an Introduction of SeeMeEducate and how they started.


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theengineeringteacher.jj wrote at 2/11/2014 12:22:41 PM:

As author of the curriculum I may be a little biased, so take this as you may. But SeeMeCNC offers an incredibly affordable 3D printer in the Orion. It comes fully assembled and ready to print right out of the box. I currently use both a "kit" Rostock Max and an Orion printer with my students, and they are having some of the best educational experiences of their school careers. The curriculum is tailored to the Orion and will provide anyone with the needed knowledge to get started 3D printing. As I tell my students, "I will provide you with the tools, but you must supply the creativity, imagination, and ingenuity." 3D printing is a vehicle to get us at a destination (A very cool vehicle!) It is destined for greatness in our future, and I am sure that by using this technology with students I have motivated a few more than normal to really consider their futures and focus on finding a career path they will love.

crabs wrote at 2/10/2014 2:10:46 PM:

I would never recommend a seemecnc to a school. I got a delta printer kit from them and it was very difficult to put together, had no instructions, and when I told them this they said it was easy, that anyone could do it. I'm pretty sure they forgot to say any "engineer" could easily put it together. They are just trying to get big school money like every other 3d printing company.

yru wrote at 2/9/2014 11:23:12 PM:

I hope it will get less single printer/manufacturer oriented or it will stay open source just by name.

Navkram wrote at 2/9/2014 6:23:13 PM:

Awesome, the guys @ seeme are top notch in everything they do and excited to see this offer for schools to get our kids involved instead of playing video games.



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