Posts Tagged "students"

Product of the Week: MeArm

December 19, 2014
3D Innovations

We always have our eye out for activities that make STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education fun and accessible. On Kickstarter we came across MeArm, a pock sized industrial robot arm, that is built and programmed by the user. The developers have made this kit simple enough to be put together with a screwdriver but with its open source design files you can also move into more advanced levels of robotics. This is a terrific way to introduce children to engineering and robotics!

MmearmeArm would be a fantastic product to introduce robotics in a home or school setting. “Apart from being something that’s small, cool and attractive the MeArm is a miniature version of an industrial robot arm. So while it’s simple enough to build and use with a child on a rainy Sunday afternoon – it can also be used at more advanced levels of education to teach real robotics.”

You can follow the MeArm campaign on Kickstarter, the official website and Facebook!

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Halloween STEM Projects

October 30, 2014
3D Innovations

halloweenMany of us have children that are beyond excited to dress up tomorrow in their Halloween costume and head door-to-door for some candy treats. Instead of letting them devour all of that candy, you can now help them turn some of it into a fun learning opportunity.

This Buzzfeed article, 19 Spooky STEM Projects For Kiddos This Halloween, has wonderful suggestions on how to incorporate science, technology, engineering and math into Halloween. These projects are not only creative and educational but they would be great to do at home or even as a classroom lesson.

Have a wonderful Halloween!

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3D Academy, A Division of 3D Innovations, LLC provides training services specializing in 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing Technology.

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Product of the Week: BlocksCAD

September 26, 2014
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BlocksCAD is a “Kickstarter Staff Pick” and we can see why… This open-sourced 3D CAD program for students is a quick, easy and intuitive STEM education tool. As an engineering firm we understand the importance of teaching children the fundamentals early in order to pique their interest during formative years. BlocksCAD gives elementary school students the ability to dream up an object, model it and then print it on a 3D printer… Making the product design process fun and interactive!

blocksCADWhat is BlocksCAD? “Imagine a drag-and-drop 3D Computer Aided Design and modeling tool designed for use by elementary-age children. Then give it the features, flexibility, and power of a professional-level program. That tool is BlocksCAD and it’s in use here at Einstein’s Workshop, a hands-on learning center and kids makerspace in the Boston area. With this tool, we’ve had enormous success teaching 3D design to children as young as 8. The interface is easy for developing minds to grasp, with interlocking blocks and sliders, simple shapes, and quick visual 3D feedback.”

Learn more about BlocksCAD on Kickstarter and the official website.

**This Kickstarter campaign ends on October 4th and needs help reaching their funding goal.**

*If you would like to submit a product to be considered for our ‘Product of the Week’ post please e-mail us at info@3d-innovations.com with an image and/or website link and a product description. Thank you!

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

3D Academy, A Division of 3D Innovations, LLC provides training services specializing in 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing Technology.

Best U.S. Cities for STEM Graduates

August 14, 2014
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Recent graduates with STEM education backgrounds have found themselves in a better than average job market. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual mean wage for a STEM job is $79,395 — nearly 71% higher than the national annual average wage across all occupations and industries. Over the past couple of decades, some cities in the U.S. have become more attractive to STEM graduates for a variety of reasons.

Below is an infographic of the top 10 U.S. cities for STEM graduates but to see full details and a list of the top 20 cities check out the full article on nerd wallet (Best Places for STEM Graduates).

STEM grads

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

3D Academy, A Division of 3D Innovations, LLC provides training services specializing in 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing Technology.

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

June 27, 2014
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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!

*If you would like to submit a product to be considered for our ‘Product of the Week’ post please e-mail us at info@3d-innovations.com with an image and/or website link and a product description. Thanks!

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

3D Academy, A Division of 3D Innovations, LLC provides training services specializing in 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing Technology.

2014 Hawaii STEM Conference Event Summary

May 7, 2014
3d-innovations.com

Our President and Chief 3D Printing Officer, Collin Kobayashi, was a participant at the Hawaii STEM Conference over the past weekend and below is his summary from the event…

Hawaii STEM Conference“The 2014 STEMWorks Conference included over 300 students from 15+ schools across the state.  With breakout sessions from 3D Design to Game Design, students were exposed to many industry technologies and got opportunities to learn about them from experts.  The conference also included onsite design competitions which included Digital Media, Game Design, 3D Design (Product Design) and Video Design.  Students were given tasks for each competition and were required to produce content according to the specifications given.

Guest speakers included a mapping expert from National Geographic, Economic Development leader, and former technology student turned entrepreneur.  They shared their knowledge and expertise, providing insight on the importance of technology and the various applications available.

All in all, it was another great event that showcased the STEM projects and activities going on in the state and collaborative effort in providing opportunities to our future workforce.”

View pictures from the event on our 3D Innovations Facebook page!

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

3D Academy, A Division of 3D Innovations, LLC provides training services specializing in 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing Technology.

The Hawaii STEM Conference is Quickly Approaching

April 30, 2014
3d-innovations.com

Hawaii STEM Conference

The annual Hawaii STEM Conference is almost here! We are thrilled to be a partner again this year for such a wonderful event!

At this year’s conference 3D Innovations will be hosting several breakout sessions covering areas of 3D Design and 3D Printing. (To view the entire list of breakout sessions please click here.)

In addition to these breakout sessions, 3D Innovations will be hosting a Design Competition, where students will be given a design task to create a design based on specific requirements. They will have most of Friday and Saturday to complete their designs. Each team will then  present their final design solutions to a panel of judges for review.

Each year this conference becomes larger and reaches even more students in Hawaii. The turnout for this 5th annual Hawaii STEM Conference is sure to be extraordinary and we look forward to sharing our passion for STEM education with all of these young minds. Hope to see you there!

Further conference information can be found on the official website.

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

3D Academy, A Division of 3D Innovations, LLC provides training services specializing in 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing Technology.

We will be at the Technology Fun Fair this Saturday

April 24, 2014
3d-innovations.com

We are thrilled to be participating in the Technology Fun Fair on Saturday, April 26th at Kahala Mall (Honolulu, Hawaii) from 11am – 3pm! This is going to be a great event for the entire family! Visitors will be able to view fantastic K-12 STEM projects and see how these STEM activities can lead to future careers in technology.

The event will be showcasing school STEM programs, like robotics, as well as University programs, business accelerators, and established technology, engineering and science companies with fun, hands-on activities.

We hope to see you there!

To learn more about the event on the Hawaii Business event calendar or High Technology Development Corporation’s website.

*We will be sure to update you with pictures on our blog after the event!

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

3D Academy, A Division of 3D Innovations, LLC provides training services specializing in 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing Technology.

Hawaii FIRST LEGO League 2013 Championship Tournament

December 12, 2013
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Last weekend our President & Chief 3D Officer, Collin Kobayashi, was invited to be a judge at the Hawaii FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament. This year there Hawaii FIRST Lego Leaguewas an exceptional turn out with 48 teams from across the state participating!

The 48 teams were judged on three categories: Core Values, Project, and Robot Design. Each team needed to answer questions related to their project, provide a project overview, demonstrate how teamwork played an important role in their robot design, and how to effectively problem solve.

This year, the Dolphinators came out on top winning the 1st place Champion Award — Congratulations!

It was great to see all of these exceptional students so excited about robotics!

Learn more about the Hawaii FIRST LEGO League State Championship

Hawaii FIRST LEGO LeagueIf you are not familiar with FIRST LEGO League, it is a robotics program for 9 to 14 year olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology — and teach them valuable employment and life skills. FLL can be used in a classroom setting but is not solely designed for this purpose. Teams, composed of up to ten children with at least one adult coach, can also be associated with a pre-existing club or organization, homeschooled, or just be a group of friends who wish to do something awesome.

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3D Academy, A Division of 3D Innovations, LLC provides training services specializing in 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing Technology.

My 3D Academy

November 21, 2013
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3D Academy, A Division of 3D Innovations, LLC provides training services specializing in 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing Technology.

3D Academy promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education programs that integrate 3D Technology into K–12, as well as university classrooms. Using hands-on and project based learning strategies, we have been effective in providing students with opportunities to excel in the areas of STEM and to integrate industry applications into their learning experiences. Our core program utilizes 3D CAD and takes students through the entire design process (design, prototyping, manufacturing, etc.). When integrated into school curriculum, our STEM education programs provides students with opportunities to solve real world design problems, engage with industry standard technology, and transform concepts into reality. Education programs are available statewide and have been integrated with many robotics programs such as FIRST, UROV,
BotBall, and First Lego League. Programs are both customizable and scalable to meet various applications and grade levels.

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