Posts Tagged "3D printer"

Product of the Week: LumiPocket LT

October 2, 2015
3D Innovations

Makers this one is for you! The compact LumiPocket LT is a resin-based 3D printer, laser engraver and PCB etching machine that is ready to take your project to the next level. This machine is extremely versatile and eliminates the need of purchasing multiple machines for a single project.

lumi“It is more than just a high quality, resin based 3D Printer: it is also a fast PCB etching machine, and a Laser engraver that can work with many different materials.” The LumiPocket LT is completely autonomous, which means that once you have completed a printing/engraving/etching job within the software, you can simply insert the SD card into the LumiPocket LT and it will do all the rest, turning off after the work is done.

In addition to the full functionality of this product, its compact size also makes this product stand out. It measures a mere 20 x 12 x 38 cm, and weighs less than 2Kg. It was also designed to consume an extremely low amount of power, using less that 5W. While the 3D printer market might be crowded, the product design behind the LumiPocket LT helps it stand out from the competition.

Features Overview:

  • Light-curing, resin-based 3D printing. This type of 3D printing is fast and provides higher quality than FDM 3D printers, specially with 3D models with small details.
  • Fast PCB etcher. Insert a presensitized PCB board into LumiPocket LT’s special tray, import your PCB files, and watch it etch your PCB that is then ready to be developed.
  • Compact laser marker & engraver. Engrave many different materials using the integrated UV laser. This feature is very useful for creating business cards, QR codes, coasters, and much more.

Learn more about the LumiPocket LT on Kickstarter or the official website.

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Product of the Week: Printeer (a 3D printer for kids & schools)

June 27, 2014
3d-innovations.com

In today’s digital age balancing technology and the physical world is becoming more of a challenge for parents and educators. In recent years we have seen a movement in STEM education to bridge the gap between technology and hands-on involvement. A recent Kickstarter project, Printeer, not only bridges the gap but brings children to the forefront of the 3D printing movement. What makes Printeer perfect for the classroom or at home is the simplicity in which it takes to operate. This is an ideal K-12 educational tool!

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Printeer is for today’s kids, tomorrow’s engineers & designers

Design and 3D print your own creations using an iPad. A delightful 3D printing experience for children and K-12 education.

Unlike other 3D printers, using Printeer doesn’t require advanced technical or engineering skills.  For starters, you don’t need to learn CAD (computer aided design) software, a professional-grade tool that is required to generate the 3D designs used by other 3D printers.

Printeer design software is different in the following ways:

  • It runs on iPad, a platform most kids are more comfortable with than a PC.
  • It can be learned in about 30 seconds.
  • It doesn’t require any intermediate steps between design and 3D printing.

To learn more about Printeer you can view the Kickstarter campaign, visit the official Printeer website or follow Printeer on Facebook!

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Lets Work Together to Bring 3D Printing to the Classroom

April 25, 2012
3d-innovations.com

3D printing is a great way to get students interested in mechanical engineering and CAD. Unfortunately many schools do not have the funds or budget flexibility to purchase a 3D printer. We have been brainstorming and want to share some fundraising ideas. With a little planning and community support your students could soon be on their way to a stimulating engineering and technology lesson. Who knows, you just might be opening the door for students to fall in love with a STEM education field they did not know existed.

  1. A bake sale for the school and local community
  2. A school event in which proceeds (from ticket sales) go towards your 3D printer purchase (such as a student art night, student dance show, student play, etc.)
  3. A technology collection at your next school fair
  4. A school-wide fundraiser over the course of an academic year (nothing is more fun than a grade or classroom challenge)
  5. Contact the 3D printing company and ask for a school discount
When everyone gets together to help out it not only makes fundraisers fun, but it also brings the entire community together!

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What other fundraising ideas do you have? If you have raised funds to purchase a 3D printer or other piece of technology for your school please share you success story with us so that it can help inspire others!