…Phil Cotton, the school’s head of product design, holds a 3D Printshow Educational Excellence Award — an accolade made even more remarkable as he was the only teacher among industry professionals to have been nominated for the award.
On display at the exhibition were lamps created by the pupils for their GCSE examination.
Mr Cotton said: “The standard of work was outstanding. I awarded some of the highest marks I have ever given in my teaching career, including full marks to some.
“The thought and technical process of some designs are some of the best I have ever seen. Pupils came with their parents to the exhibition, and seeing their work exhibited like this makes them really proud.
“It is also good for parents because children don’t always tell them about the work they do at school and this gives them a chance to see it — and the parents are really proud.” …
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!