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  1. I definitely wrote a grant and did some significant fundraising. There was no way of using my yearly budget for something this expensive. In terms of budgeting, principal salaries, at least in Ohio, have nothing to do with my supply budget. It has everything to do with state budgets and politicians who don't totally understand the needs of local school districts. Teachers are doing everything they can to provide the best education we can for our students.
  2. Intriguing thought, but I may get into legal trouble if I try to sell off school property!
  3. I keep the stl and gcode files around for the duration of the printing process. After that, I discard them because I'll have a bunch more files coming in next year. I'll keep the Tinkercad files around until the end of the school year just in case I need a reprint, but considering the students don't have 3D printing access outside the school (save for ordering prints from an outside source), I don't see any reason to clutter my student accounts with old files. That being said, I've kept the files for the more impressive projects in case I want reprints for examples or something of that nature.
  4. In general, yes. If students wanted to go up the max height, they had to have a relatively narrow design to adjust for print time. I set up the printer to print three objects at once for this project. I'm able to get one set started when I get to school in the morning and start another set before I leave. It takes around a week to print the work from each class. I'd guess between 2-3 hours per print in this case. I'll probably go a little smaller next year because I'm going through more filament than I originally intended. I'll tell you, though, it's a lot of management to print 2
  5. Geert_2- The scale is something I only touched on briefly this year. Essentially, I told students that the tallest skyscraper buildings couldn't be more than 130mm and I'm roughly printing everything else to scale. Some things, like residential houses are definitely bigger than they should be because I don't want kids to be disappointed that their work is significantly smaller than others. I think I'm going to develop a scale to use for next year and give size parameters for various building types. As with any project, it involves adjusting from year to year to make sure it turns out as g
  6. Thanks! There is a wealth of art project out there, but next to nothing for 3D printing in the art room. I'm the Louis and Clark of art educators apparently.
  7. Hi- I'm an elementary art teacher in Ohio and I did some fundraising a couple of years ago to get an Ultimaker 2+ for my classroom. I was excited to incorporate this level of technology into my art curriculum, but I didn't know exactly what kind of lessons to write to go along with 3D printing. I'm posting to share a bit of my story and also see what other art (or other) teachers are doing with their 3D printers. Last year, I had about 250 4th and 5th graders design objects using Tinkercad. I set an extremely loose framework for the project because I really wanted to see what the
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