Category: 3D Printers

Failure is a good thing

  Believe it or not, failure is actually a good thing! Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  We’ll discuss the importance of failure and more on today’s podcast with Dr.

2015 International Consumer Electronics Show Highlights

Table Top Inventing Visits CES   This year’s International Consumer Electronics Show last week in Las Vegas, Nevada was huge with almost 300 exhibitors displaying the latest in tech innovation.  The Table Top Inventing Crew got to spend 2 days

Math In 3 Dimensions with Table Top Inventing

    Hey TTI Family,   Hope you are having a great week!  I just wanted to share some math insights with you….. and let you know how awesome you guys are!     Debby just wrote a great post about

Math – in Three Dimensions!

I came across an article this morning that made me wish 3D printing had been around when I was in school. I always loved algebra with it’s step by step, linear thinking. That worked well for me. When I got

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Bringing 3D Printing into the Classroom with Table Top Inventing

  Intro to 3D Printing for Education     Are you new to maker education?  Wondering how to incorporate 3D printing into your classroom in 2015?  Check out TTI’s Intro to 3D Printing for Education Resource page.  You’ll find a

Thanksgiving 3D Printing Project from Table Top Inventing

  Happy Thanksgiving from Table Top Inventing!   Thanksgiving Printing Project     Want to make a cool fall keepsake with your students?  Try this fun 3D printed Acorn Place Card Holder project from!  Just pick your favorite fall

3D Printing Project Ideas with Table Top Inventing!

  3D Printing Project     Check out this cool pencil robot you can make with your students!  Use your 3D printer to make the box, gear, and leg holders.  The electronic components can be found at Radio Shack.  

Granting Writing 101 with Table Top Inventing

  Grant Writing for 3D Printers 101     Sure, it would be nice to have a 3D printer in the classroom, but how to pay for it?  Check out Table Top Inventing’s 3D printer grant writing resource page. You’ll

July 2014 Newsletter

Table Top Inventing is on the road this summer bringing the Inventor’s Bootcamp to a city near you!  So far we’ve been in Hesperia CA, Chattanooga TN, and Atlanta GA.  Along the way we’ve been checking out historical sites like

Inventor’s Bootcamp Road Trip Update

Table Top Inventing is on a huge adventure this summer with our coast to coast (almost) Inventor’s Bootcamp road trip!  We’re taking 2 adults, 6 kids, some fantastic helpers, and our trusty “Maker Mobile” from California to North Carolina and

Small Victories

My students are making great progress with Interactive Whiteboard Markers. They have successfully overcome two obstacles that were slowing down progress. The first one may have been the most satisfying for them to accomplish. The original file that we downloaded

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Authentic Learning

This week I had two parents tell me at different times that they were very happy with what I was doing in class. The first parent called and left a message. I’m not sure I’ve ever had a parent call

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Educating Makers: The First Step to Revolutionary Change

MediaBistro invited us to come out to their Inside 3D Printing conference in NYC last week. This particular conference had a large contingent from the investor side of 3D printing as well as a good showing from local artists and

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Towards 3D Printed Tools: Crayon Rubbing Toy

Lately, spurred by Dr. Gary Stager’s prompt “…and then?“, I have been thinking about 3D printing and its role in K-5 education. After the initial novelty of downloading and printing models that others have made wears off, hopefully the teacher

3D Printer Project Starters

Here are a few ideas to challenge your students – but let their imagination be the driving factor. All of these ideas can be made more challenging by adding constraints and/or requiring more precision. Extend the learning opportunities by using

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