Research Anthology on Makerspaces and 3D Printing in Education

Research Anthology on Makerspaces and 3D Printing in Education
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 771
Release: 2022-05-06
ISBN: 1668462966
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Anthology on Makerspaces and 3D Printing in Education Book Excerpt:

Education has changed dramatically in recent years as educational technologies evolve and develop at a rapid pace. Teachers and institutions must constantly update their practices and curricula to match this changing landscape to ensure students receive the best education possible. 3D printing has emerged as a new technology that has the potential to enhance student learning and development. Moreover, the availability of makerspaces within schools and libraries allows students to utilize technologies that drive creativity. Further study on the strategies and challenges of implementation is needed for educators to appropriately adopt these learning practices. The Research Anthology on Makerspaces and 3D Printing in Education considers the benefits these technologies provide in relation to education as well as the various ways they can be utilized in the classroom for student learning. The book also provides a review of the difficulties educators face when implementing these technologies into their curricula and ensuring student success. Covering topics such as educational technologies, creativity, and online learning, this major reference work is ideal for administrators, principals, researchers, scholars, practitioners, academicians, instructors, and students.

Mastering 3D Printing

Mastering 3D Printing
Author: Joan Horvath
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-09-18
ISBN: 148420025X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering 3D Printing Book Excerpt:

Mastering 3D Printing shows you how to get the most out of your printer, including how to design models, choose materials, work with different printers, and integrate 3D printing with traditional prototyping to make techniques like sand casting more efficient. You've printed key chains. You've printed simple toys. Now you're ready to innovate with your 3D printer to start a business or teach and inspire others. Joan Horvath has been an educator, engineer, author, and startup 3D printing company team member. She shows you all of the technical details you need to know to go beyond simple model printing to make your 3D printer work for you as a prototyping device, a teaching tool, or a business machine.

3D Printing A Powerful New Curriculum Tool for Your School Library

3D Printing  A Powerful New Curriculum Tool for Your School Library
Author: Lesley M. Cano
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2015-08-28
ISBN: 1610699785
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing A Powerful New Curriculum Tool for Your School Library Book Excerpt:

This beginner's guide to 3D design and printing provides librarians with lessons, tips, and instructions for integrating these technologies into the K–12 standards-based curriculum. • Includes an appendix of resources for school librarians to get the most out of three-dimensional design and printing • Suggests practical lesson ideas for integrating 3D printing into language arts, math, science, and social studies • Focuses on 3D printing as a tool to engage students in curriculum content and promote hands-on, problem-based learning with a focus on authentic, practical application • Offers suggestions for policy development and guidelines for managing and implementing this powerful technology

3D Printing Cultures Politics and Hackerspaces

3D Printing Cultures  Politics and Hackerspaces
Author: Leandros Savvides
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN: 1800716672
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing Cultures Politics and Hackerspaces Book Excerpt:

This book appreciably contributes to growing debates within Science and Technology Studies concerned with cultural politics, the emergence of citizen science and civil society interventions in shaping technology. By drawing on fieldwork data, Savvides examines the bourgeoning 3D printing culture in Hackerspaces, Makerspaces and Fab Labs.

Boost Your STEAM Program With Great Literature and Activities

Boost Your STEAM Program With Great Literature and Activities
Author: Liz Knowles Ed.D.,Martha Smith
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN: 1440862516
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boost Your STEAM Program With Great Literature and Activities Book Excerpt:

You've created a STEAM program in your library, but how do you work literacy into the curriculum? With this collection of resource recommendations, direction for program development, and activities, you'll have students reading proficiently in no time. • Presents complementary annotated books and discussion questions to engage students in STEAM topics • Offers topical project and problem-solving activity ideas for students in the library makerspace • Provides research and additional resources for teachers and librarians to use in implementing successful STEAM programs

Microcontroller Prototypes with Arduino and a 3D Printer

Microcontroller Prototypes with Arduino and a 3D Printer
Author: Dimosthenis E. Bolanakis
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-04-09
ISBN: 1119782686
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microcontroller Prototypes with Arduino and a 3D Printer Book Excerpt:

Microcontroller Prototypes with Arduino and a 3D Printer Discover a complete treatment of microcomputer programming and application development with Arduino and 3D printers Microcontroller Prototypes with Arduino and a 3D Printer: Learn, Program, Manufacture delivers a comprehensive guide to learning microcontrollers that’s perfectly suited to educators, researchers, and manufacturers. The book provides readers with a seasoned expert’s perspective on the process of microcomputer programming and application development. Carefully designed and written example code and explanatory figures accompany the text, helping the reader fully understand and retain the concepts described within. The book focuses on demonstrating how to craft creative and innovative solutions in embedded systems design by providing practical and illustrative methods and examples. An accompanying website includes functioning and tested source code and learning exercises and the book relies on freeware development tools for the creation of firmware and software code, 3D printed enclosures, and debugging. It allows the reader to work with modern sensors and collect sensor data to a host PC for offline analysis. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to the art of embedded computers, including their interdisciplinarity, TPACK analysis, and the impact of microcontroller technology on the maker industry An exploration of embedded programming with Arduino, including number representation and special-function codes and C common language reference A discussion of hardware interfaces with the outside world, including digital pin interface, analog pin interface, UART serial interface, I2C, and SPI A treatment of sensors and data acquisition, including environmental measurements with Arduino Uno, orientation and motion detection with Teensy, gesture recognition with TinyZero, and color sensing with Micro:bit A variety of supplementary resources—including source codes and examples—hosted on an accompanying website to be maintained by the author: www.mikroct.com. Perfect for researchers and undergraduate students in electrical and electronic engineering or computer engineering, Microcontroller Prototypes with Arduino and a 3D Printer: Learn, Program, Manufacture will also earn a place in the libraries of hardware engineers, embedded system designers, system engineers, and electronic engineers.

Programming with OpenSCAD

Programming with OpenSCAD
Author: Justin Gohde,Marius Kintel
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN: 1593279558
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Programming with OpenSCAD Book Excerpt:

Programming with OpenSCAD is a STEM-focused, learn-to-code book for beginners that introduces core computational thinking concepts through the design of 3D-printable objects. Develop coding skills as you build increasingly complex 3D models and print them into fun games, puzzles, and more. OpenSCAD is freely available open source software that enables nondesigners to easily create 3D designs using a text-based programming language. It’s a great language for beginners because the instant 3D visualization gives you immediate feedback on the results of your code. This book channels OpenSCAD’s visual benefits and user-friendliness into a STEAM-focused, project-based tutorial that teaches the basics of coding, 3D printing, and computational thinking while you develop your spatial reasoning by creating 3D designs with OpenSCAD. Presuming no prior experience with either programming or 3D design, each chapter builds a scaffolded understanding of core concepts. You’ll start by defining, drawing and displaying geometric primitives with text-based code, then expand your creative toolbox with transformation operations – like rotating, reflecting, scaling, and combining shapes. As the projects become more sophisticated, so will your programming skills; you’ll use loops for replicating objects, if statements for differentiating your designs, and parameterized, self-contained modules to divide longer scripts into separate files. Along the way, you'll learn 3D printing tips so that you can produce physical mementos of your progress and get physical feedback that lets you correct mistakes in real time. In addition, the book provides hands-on and accessible design exercises at the end of each chapter so that you can practice applying new concepts immediately after they are introduced. You’ll learn: • Programming basics like working with variables, loops, conditional statements, and parameterized modules • Transformation operations, such as rotate, reflect, and scale, to create complex shapes • Extrusion techniques for turning 2D shapes into elaborate 3D designs • Computational-thinking concepts, including decomposition, abstraction, and pattern recognition • OpenSCAD’s Boolean, Minkowski and hull operations for combining multiple 3D shapes into one • 3D design fundamentals, like navigating the xyz-axis, orthogonal vs. perspective views, and constructive solid geometry • Organizing bigger designs into separate files to make code more readable and collaborative Accessibly written for a wide audience (advanced middle schoolers, high school students, college students, artists, makers and lifelong-learners alike), this is the perfect guide to becoming proficient at programming in general and 3D modeling in particular.

3D Printing for the Radiologist E Book

3D Printing for the Radiologist  E Book
Author: Nicole Wake
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2021-05-27
ISBN: 0323775748
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing for the Radiologist E Book Book Excerpt:

Comprehensive, yet concise, 3D Printing for the Radiologist presents an overview of three-dimensional printing at the point of care. Focusing on opportunities and challenges in radiology practice, this up-to-date reference covers computer-aided design principles, quality assurance, training, and guidance for integrating 3D printing across radiology subspecialties. Practicing and trainee radiologists, surgeons, researchers, and imaging specialists will find this an indispensable resource for furthering their understanding of the current state and future outlooks for 3D printing in clinical medicine. Covers a wide range of topics, including basic principles of 3D printing, quality assurance, regulatory perspectives, and practical implementation in medical training and practice. Addresses the challenges associated with 3D printing integration in clinical settings, such as reimbursement, regulatory issues, and training. Features concise chapters from a team of multidisciplinary chapter authors, including practicing radiologists, researchers, and engineers. Consolidates today’s available information on this timely topic into a single, convenient, resource.

Python for 3D Printing

Python for 3D Printing
Author: John Craig
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2019-10
ISBN: 9781696881944
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Python for 3D Printing Book Excerpt:

Python is quickly becoming the world's most popular programming language, for everything from quick-and-easy hobbyist calculations to running some of the biggest online websites such as Google, YouTube, Dropbox, Reddit, and many others. OpenSCAD is a powerful 3D modeling language for creating 3D printed plastic parts for hobbyists and engineers. Python for 3D Printing enables the reader to leverage the power, versatility, & simplicity of Python to enhance & super-charge the already powerful capabilities of OpenSCAD for Makers, Engineers, & anyone who wants to create 3D shapes for 3D printing or manufacturing. Both Python and OpenSCAD are free software tools that run on Windows, Macs, and Linux machines. The symbiotic use of these two tools enables a MUCH SHORTER LEARNING CURVE than when using the expensive software packages, and it puts you in control of your designs instead of your designs controlling you! The complete source code Python listing for driving OpenSCAD using easier-to-remember and easier-to-use commands IS INCLUDED WITH THIS BOOK, along with creative examples of the use of all new commands. You'll see how easy it is to integrate these two tools such that you'll see results instantly on your screen when your Python code runs. Table of Contents of Python for OpenSCADIntroduction...About Python...About OpenSCAD...OpenSCAD Limitations...Python to the Rescue...How Python was added to OpenSCAD...How to Get Started...Where to Get Python...Where to Get OpenSCAD...How to Learn from this Book1 - Spheres2 - Color3 - Boxes4 - Cylinders5 - Tubes6 - Cones7 - Triangles8 - Animation9 - Polygons10 - Polyhedrons11 - Regular polygons12 - Text13 - Translate and Rotate14 - Scale15 - Resize16 - Rotate extrude17 - Spiral18 - Hull19 - Minkowski20 - Mirror21 - Projection22 - Slice23 - Offsets24 - Difference, Union, & Intersection25 - Assemblies26 - Gears27 - Mason bees28 - Surface29 - Platonic solids OpenSCAD is an amazing program for designing 3D parametric models for 3D printing, most often by creating industry standard STL files to command 3D printers. OpenSCAD is unlike most of the expensive software packages you perhaps have heard about or used. First, it's an open source, free program, instead of costing up to thousands of dollars. Another important feature is the way it works. Instead of interacting visually with a myriad of menus, sub-menus, buttons, complex settings, and parametrically driven object trees, OpenSCAD lets you drive the 3D modeling using a programming language all its own. It's a different way of thinking and creating, and once the few commands are understood, many people prefer it greatly over other programs. Even though OpenSCAD is driven by text commands, the results are shown in an interactive 3D window, complete with panning, zooming, and rotating. This instant visual feedback makes creating your 3D objects a breeze. By creating an interpretive Python syntax layer that translates to OpenSCAD, these and several other unique issues are eliminated or minimized. You are required to learn and use only a simplified subset of standard Python syntax, which you possibly already know. (If you're new to Python, just know it's great for many other programming tasks as well.) Python enables more complex OpenSCAD models to be created in a shorter time because of its shorter learning curve, extendibility, flexibility, and the overriding of some limitations and quirks of the OpenSCAD language. In short, the combination of Python and OpenSCAD provides a very powerful and flexible system for creating 3D models in ways neither programming language alone can provide. All while having you learn a simple subset of the syntax of only one programming language, one of the most popular & powerful programming language in the world.

3D Printing Techniques and Processes

3D Printing Techniques and Processes
Author: Michael Degnan
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-12-15
ISBN: 1502631504
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing Techniques and Processes Book Excerpt:

A 3D printer can be of use to people in a vast variety of fields. This book details some of the many ways to put 3D printers to great use and it explains the field's best practices. Readers are provided with an overview of materials and their pros and cons, and troubleshooting tips.

Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives on 3D Printing in Education

Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives on 3D Printing in Education
Author: Santos, Ieda M.,Ali, Nagla,Areepattamannil, Shaljan
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2018-11-23
ISBN: 1522570195
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives on 3D Printing in Education Book Excerpt:

Although 3D printing technologies are still a rarity in many classrooms and other educational settings, their far-reaching applications across a wide range of subjects make them a desirable instructional aid. Effective implementation of these technologies can engage learners through project-based learning and exploration of objects. Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives on 3D Printing in Education is a collection of advanced research that facilitates discussions on interdisciplinary fields and international perspectives, from kindergarten to higher education, to inform the uses of 3D printing in education from diverse and broad perspectives. Covering topics such as computer-aided software, learning theories, and educational policy, this book is ideally designed for educators, practitioners, instructional designers, and researchers.

Peer Assisted Learning in Academic Libraries

Peer Assisted Learning in Academic Libraries
Author: Erin Rinto,John Watts,Rosan Mitola
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1440846898
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peer Assisted Learning in Academic Libraries Book Excerpt:

Written specifically for academic librarians and library administrators, this book identifies the myriad benefits of peer-assisted learning, exploring how the implementation of peer-assisted learning benefits information literacy instruction, cocurricular outreach, and reference services. • Introduces readers to a well-established and effective practice in higher education and demonstrates how it can be used in library-initiated programs • Provides the means to extend library staff resources by incorporating student employees in instruction, outreach, and reference services • Supplies practical examples—complete with assessments, administrative justifications and lessons learned—for training and assessing student peer mentors • Offers justification for how peer-assisted learning programs provide student employees with rewarding and enriching opportunities that can benefit them academically, personally, and professionally

Smart Learning with Educational Robotics

Smart Learning with Educational Robotics
Author: Linda Daniela
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2019-06-28
ISBN: 3030199134
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Learning with Educational Robotics Book Excerpt:

This book will offer ideas on how robots can be used as teachers' assistants to scaffold learning outcomes, where the robot is a learning agent in self-directed learning who can contribute to the development of key competences for today's world through targeted learning - such as engineering thinking, math, physics, computational thinking, etc. starting from pre-school and continuing to a higher education level. Robotization is speeding up at the moment in a variety of dimensions, both through the automation of work, by performing intellectual duties, and by providing support for people in everyday situations. There is increasing political attention, especially in Europe, on educational systems not being able to keep up with such emerging technologies, and efforts to rectify this. This edited volume responds to this attention, and seeks to explore which pedagogical and educational concepts should be included in the learning process so that the use of robots is meaningful from the point of view of knowledge construction, and so that it is safe from the technological and cybersecurity perspective.

Advancing Next Generation Teacher Education through Digital Tools and Applications

Advancing Next Generation Teacher Education through Digital Tools and Applications
Author: Grassetti, Mary,Brookby, Silvy
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2016-11-04
ISBN: 1522509666
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing Next Generation Teacher Education through Digital Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

The implementation of the Common Core State Standards program has spearheaded many changes within the education field. As this initiative is ultimately designed to optimize student performance and success, it is critical that teacher education programs and technological tools being utilized in classrooms align with Common Core State Standards. Advancing Next-Generation Elementary Teacher Education through Digital Tools and Applications examines the impact of Common Core State Standards on teaching and learning within elementary classrooms. Focusing on the influence that Common Core has on teacher education programs and how the implementation of educational technologies is continuously changing the field, this book is ideally suited for teacher educators, researchers, administrators, classroom teachers, policy makers, and technology support personnel.

Ubiquitous Inclusive Learning in a Digital Era

Ubiquitous Inclusive Learning in a Digital Era
Author: Ossiannilsson, Ebba
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-09-21
ISBN: 1522562931
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ubiquitous Inclusive Learning in a Digital Era Book Excerpt:

In open education, equality, accessibility, inclusiveness, and lifelong learning are key concerns. To meet, adapt to, and anticipate global goals and needs, as well as address open education concerns, educational programs require systemic changes and innovative leadership for advanced learning environments. Ubiquitous Inclusive Learning in a Digital Era provides innovative insights into the issues and current trends on open, online, flexible education and technology-enabled learning. The content within this publication represents the work of open online learning, hybrid learning, and inclusiveness. It is designed for educational administrators, teachers, librarians, government officials, and graduate-level students seeking covering on topics centered on educational technologies and equal access education.

Simplifying 3D Printing with OpenSCAD

Simplifying 3D Printing with OpenSCAD
Author: Colin Dow
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-03-30
ISBN: 1801811792
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simplifying 3D Printing with OpenSCAD Book Excerpt:

A step by step full-color guide to OpenSCAD that makes 3D printing easy Key FeaturesLearn about 3D printing technology and the software used to design your objectsDiscover the various FDM slicer programs used to create G-code for 3D printer jobsUnderstand how to use a slicer program to create G-code to run your 3D printer jobBook Description OpenSCAD is an open-source 3D design platform that helps you bring your designs to life. This book will show you how to make the best use of OpenSCAD to design and build objects using 3D printers. This OpenSCAD book starts by taking you through the 3D printing technology, the software used for designing your objects, and an analysis of the G-code produced by the 3D printer slicer software. Complete with step-by-step explanations of essential concepts and real-world examples such as designing and printing a 3D name badge, model rocket, and laptop stand, the book helps you learn about 3D printers and how to set up a printing job. You'll design your objects using the OpenSCAD program that provides a robust and free 3D compiler at your fingertips. As you set up a 3D printer for a print job, you'll gain a solid understanding of how to configure the parameters to build well-defined designs. By the end of this 3D printing book, you'll be ready to start designing and printing your own 3D printed products using OpenSCAD. What you will learnGain a solid understanding of 3D printers and 3D design requirements to start creating your own objectsPrepare a 3D printer for a job starting from leveling the print bed and loading the filamentDiscover various OpenSCAD commands and use them to create shapesUnderstand how OpenSCAD compares to other CAD programsGet to grips with combining text and a cube to create an objectExplore the common libraries in OpenSCADWho this book is for This book is for engineers, hobbyists, teachers, 3D printing enthusiasts, and individuals working in the field of 3D printing. Basic knowledge of setting up and running 3D printers is assumed.

From Video Games to Real Life Tapping into Minecraft to Inspire Creativity and Learning in the Library

From Video Games to Real Life  Tapping into Minecraft to Inspire Creativity and Learning in the Library
Author: Mary L. Glendening
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2016-09-19
ISBN: 1440843791
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Video Games to Real Life Tapping into Minecraft to Inspire Creativity and Learning in the Library Book Excerpt:

This guide shows youth librarians how to use the appeal of Minecraft—a game that many young learners are intensely passionate about—to create engaging library programs that encourage creativity and build STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) learning through library programs. • Helps librarians harness the power of an incredibly popular game and use it effectively as a springboard to learning • Assists librarians in supporting STEM and STEAM initiatives • Offers specific guidance for dozens of hands-on activities

Cultivating Connected Learning Library Programs for Youth

Cultivating Connected Learning  Library Programs for Youth
Author: Megan E. Barrett,Rebecca J. Ranallo
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN: 1440855390
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultivating Connected Learning Library Programs for Youth Book Excerpt:

If you want to boost your library's relevancy and support youth learning, consider incorporating connected learning at your library. This book helps you to realize the potential of this exciting and dynamic trend. • Evidences the effectiveness of connected learning • Shows how connected learning in libraries complements and extends classroom learning • Explains how to incorporate connected learning into libraries of all sizes

3D Printing in Medical Libraries

3D Printing in Medical Libraries
Author: Jennifer Herron
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2019-02-22
ISBN: 1538118807
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing in Medical Libraries Book Excerpt:

This book provides librarians interested in starting a 3D printing service with an overview of 3D printing in medical libraries. It will appeal to those looking to start a 3D printing service or understand the 3D printing space as it relates to medical education, practice, and research.

Learning and Collaboration Technologies Human and Technology Ecosystems

Learning and Collaboration Technologies  Human and Technology Ecosystems
Author: Panayiotis Zaphiris,Andri Ioannou
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN: 3030505065
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning and Collaboration Technologies Human and Technology Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

This two-volume set LNCS 12205 and LNCS 12206 constitutes the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference, HCI International 2020, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in July 2020. The total of 1439 papers and 238 posters included in the 37 HCII 2020 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 6326 submissions. The papers in this volume are organized in the following topical sections: communication and conversation in learning; cognition, emotions and learning; games and gamification in learning; VR, robot and IoT in learning; and collaboration technology and collaborative learning. As a result of the Danish Government's announcement, dated April 21, 2020, to ban all large events (above 500 participants) until September 1, 2020, the HCII 2020 conference was held virtually.