What do you get when you cross an engineer with a primary school teacher? 3d printing for school and learning activities. That’s exactly what Modfab Australia is. We bring 3d printing, computer aided drawing and STEM technology to primary and secondary schools.
Modfab was fortunate enough recently to chat about 3d printing for school usage with ABC Illawarra and the recent pilot program we’ve completed.
We’re proud of bringing this new technology to schools throughout Wollongong and Illawarra region in that pilot program. Every step of the way, we were well received and could see a genuine commitment to make 3d printing for school and learning purposes a practical, fun and creative part of the every day school curriculum.
Modfab’s pilot program included Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts, Woonona High School, Wollongong TAFE, Alesco Wollongong, Dapto High School, Figtree Heights Public School and Kanahooka High School. So it gave us a wide variety of students to work with.
Developing a connection between the practical, the science, maths, engineering and the art of 3d printing helped the students understand the benefits in their own terms. We’re also learning invaluable insights into the theory of the lessons we’ve written work to demonstrate 3d printing for school work and creative projects by seeing how the students interact.
It’s exciting to think about the ways in which a focus on technology will influence learning in the future. And how creating a strong connection with 3d printing, CAD and STEM based education can help the kids of the future realise their career dreams.
Anyway, Modfab was interviewed by Justin Huntsdale of ABC Illawarra on Monday. Justin has posted a feature article on us on the ABC Illawarra website for everyone to enjoy. We talk about Modfab and the 3d printing trial in the article.
The interview itself is set to run on the 24th of September between 9am and 12pm, so make sure you tune in!