FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida, June 2, 2016 — 3D printing tech startups Becoming 3D and ROBO 3D have collaborated to develop a 3D Printing STEM Education Kit exclusive for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The announcement was made at the 2016 Boys & Girls Clubs National Conference in New Orleans.
This 3D printing package brings integrated 3d printing and modeling into the Boys & Girls Club classrooms, introducing middle and high schoolers to this new technology that emphasizes math and science. Not only does 3D printing foster more in depth learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), but it shows students how to conceptualize their ideas and bring them to life.
The pilot program was launched at the Boys & Girls Club in Jefferson City, Missouri early this Spring and has generated great enthusiasm among its members and staff.
“This 3D printer is giving our members an opportunity to really develop a skill set that helps them accomplish success in the future and be prepared for the job market our country is facing right now,” said Christopher Sutton, Director of Operations at the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital City.
VIDEO from the pilot program in Jefferson City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-csrewWNgEg
The STEM educational kit includes everything a Boys & Girls Club needs to get their members started learning and using 3D printing. It includes, the 3D printer, a custom designed printer cart, 6 spools of PLA filament, all necessary software, specially written curriculum, a 1-year warranty, and phone & online tech support.
The complete package can be seen here: http://www.becoming3d.com/3d-printers/3d-printing-stem-education-kit-exclusive-boys-girls-clubs/
3D printing technology is becoming a significant force in educational settings, providing future inventors and innovators with an ample amount of opportunity for learning. Having this new technology in the classroom helps to get students engaged as well as provide teachers with three dimensional visual aids to use in their classroom to illustrate realistic simulations, including fragile objects such as fossils and artifacts.
About Becoming 3D
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Becoming 3D is a leading provider of 3D printing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and supplies for professionals, schools, and consumers. Their products and services replace and complement traditional operational methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real pieces directly from digital input. Becoming 3D was co-founded in 2014 by printing industry veteran Grant Sadowski, a Hewlett Packard Managed Print Elite Partner. For more information, visit http://www.becoming3d.com
About ROBO 3D
Founded in 2012, ROBO 3D designs, manufactures and sells 3D printers and associated products to the desktop/consumer segment of the 3D printing industry. At the center of ROBO 3D’s product offering is its “plug and play” 3D printer, the “R1+” model, which has a number of compelling characteristics for its product category. ROBO 3D has been selling its printers through major customers Amazon and Best Buy, the largest electronics retailer in North America, and has experienced strong year on year growth. For more information, visit http://www.robo3d.com
Co-founder Becoming 3D