Posts Tagged "learning"

Product of the Week: ITSPHUN – Make Geometric Art

September 5, 2014

itsphun1ITSPHUN, is an acronym for Interlocking Triangles Squares Pentagons and Hexagons Using Notches and promises a lot of fun. This product is a geometric construction kit for math education and creative play. ITSPHUN teaches children mathematical concepts in a creative, visually inspiring and intuitive manner.

“The constructs are eye catching and decorative and the open-ended system will keep everybody interested for a long time. The geometric construction ideas included in each kit can serve as inspiration and challenge but you will have fun building your own, unique structures. Just by playing, you will discover symmetry rules, recognize and follow given patterns and invent new ones.”

Here are 3D Innovations we are always interested in products that make STEM education more interactive and engaging for children and ITSPHUN seems to do just that. It can be challenging for teachers and parents to bring geometry “to life” but hands on activities like this are guaranteed to intrigue and inspire.


“In classroom or at home, ITSPHUN can be used to sharpen spatial visualization ability and explore geometric concepts such as length, area, angles, polygons, polyhedra, etc. in a fun and visually inspiring way. Counting strategies and combinatorial formulas can be introduced by counting faces, edges and vertices.”

ITSPHUN has won two Maker Faires Editor’s Choice awards and a Best in Show ribbon for Education. View a complete list of the company’s accomplishments on Kickstarter.

Learn more about ITSPHUN on Kickstarter, the official website or Facebook!

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Supporting STEM Education Through Robotics

February 26, 2014


Robotics have proven to be a great way to grab the attention of middle and high school students and ignite their curiosity while simultaneously sparking a love for engineering. Designing, building and operating robots involves a lot of hands-on activities (which students love) and the chance to see a project through from beginning to end.

The US Army understands that robotics help students realize their engineering potential, which is why they are a sponsor of the popular VEX Robotics Competition. (View the US Army press release.) The VEX Robotics competition is the largest middle school and high school robotics program in the world. There are over 9,000 teams from 28 countries which participate.

“Robots are a proven way to get kids interested in engineering. The VEX platform combines standardized parts with flexibility in design to enable students to be creative without having to start from scratch.”

The US Army has long embraced technology and some of the fastest growing fields in the Army are STEM related. There is great potential in getting students acclimated to engineering for public and private sector jobs. Although not all students are expected to go on to become engineers, there is value to the curiosity and practical skills this competition fosters.

For further information about the US Army and the VEX Robotics Competition view: The US Army supports STEM through robotics on


3D Innovations is a full service 3D Engineering/Design company – from the 3D Design to a fully functional 3D Prototype & Product.

Engineering is Elementary

November 11, 2011

– A six week program sparks a love for engineering in students –

Fifth graders in New York are learning about engineering thanks to a grant provided by Time Warner Cable. Students learn valuable lessons about solving problems through science and technology in this new after school program.

“The student interest in our summer engineering program was overwhelming and demonstrated the growing need for our integration of STEM-related information opportunities in our curriculum,” said Diane Irwin (District Science Coordinator).

In addition to the engineering programs, in an effort to get kids excited about STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — the district has implemented robotics programs into the elementary and middle schools and plans to offer more STEM learning opportunities in the future.

3D Innovations and 3D Academy support these kind of learning opportunities for students because we love to see  growth in STEM programs around the world.
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