Thanks to a generous grant from the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, students in Seguin ISD elementary campuses are experiencing a new technology to create and invent, the 3D printer. Each elementary campus has received a Dremel 3D20 Idea Builder and needed supplies. For those unfamiliar with 3D printing, the process involves heating a plastic (or wood, or metal) filament (Think of a lawn trimmer's string.) to the melting point, then depositing it tiny layer by tiny layer to build a 3 dimensional shape.
Currently, students are designing a variety of fairly simple objects, such as keychains, charms, objects that represent fall, etc. They are using the free computer aided design (CAD) tool, Tinkercad, and the accompanying Project Ignite curriculum. As they get more comfortable with the software and capabilities and limitations of the printers, however, they will be taking on more complex challenges, including collaborative engineering, designing items with interchangeable and moveable parts, and so on. To learn more about how your campus's students are using these new tools, contact your local elementary campus and schedule an up-close tour!
Students participate in free summer camps focused on topics ranging from computer coding to gardening to archery to criminal investigations. Students had a fanatic time at 20 different 3- and 4-day summer camps, once again provided at no charge to Matador students.
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