Part of inspiring 3d printer project ideas at schools and beyond is about making the technology available to a variety of different places.
Bodies that deal with science and scientific discovery are often incredibly receptive to the idea of 3d printing and CAD.
A few months ago, Modfab donated a couple of printers to the Wollongong Science Centre. The centre, which began in 1989 and was rebuilt with the help of the University of Wollongong and New South Wales government in 2000 post the devastating 1998 floods, has a wonderful planetarium. It also runs marvellous science courses for children (of all school ages) in the school holidays, as part of school excursions and as a regular part of their program.
One of the machines is included in the main exhibit and can be seen at the centre at Squires Way in North Wollongong. It’s presented with some already completed 3d printer project ideas to stimulate the imagination.
The other is part of the Wollongong Science Centre schools outreach program. This program is designed to bring science and innovation to students who may not be able to travel to the centre itself.
It’s been great getting to know the Director, Stuart Creal. His enthusiasm for the Wollongong Science Centre is contagious.
The printer is running every day in the Centre and the staff have already turned out loads of prints.
The other printer will be doing it’s stuff in front of admiring High School students around the Illawarra and beyond.
To bring 3d printer project ideas to this audience and inspire the next generation alongside such a great initiative is something Modfab Australia is incredibly proud of.
We look forward to being a part of invigorating an interest in science and 3d printer project ideas throughout Wollongong, the Illawarra and South Coast of New South Wales for years to come.