3D Printing Wows Westwood Sr. High School Students & Staff | Hudson, Québec, Canada
At our excellent professional development day on March 17, I was inspired by Joanne de Groot’s presentation of the makerspace at the Edmonton Public Library. In particular, I was fascinated by 3D printing, which is something I had not yet seen in action.
Some research revealed that $2,900 required to purchase a MakerBot replicator were not available to me, but there was a brand-new store in the nearby Pincourt mall, called MatterThings 3D, which offered a 3D printing service. This store is the first in Canada to do so!
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I approached the owners to propose that they come and do a presentation at Westwood Senior, and they were more than happy to oblige.
The presenter arrived with three MakerBots, and set up in the library to make a presentation to Business & Entrepreneurship, as well as science students. The rest of the community was invited to come and check out the printers during the lunch hour.
All students in attendance, as well as their teachers, were fascinated by the presentation, which was not only on MakerBots, but also on the many applications of 3D printing currently in existence or in development (e.g. printing of vital organs). During the presentation the printers were busy printing cellphone stands, which students got to take home.
MatterThings 3D is keen to do more school visits in the Montreal area to introduce the technology to staff and students.
If you would like to find out more, check out their website, http://www.matterthings.com.
To see pictures of the visit at Westwood Sr High School, check out https://westwoodsrlibrary.wordpress.com
- Submitted by U. Wilkinson, Westwood Sr., Hudson
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Faubourg de L’Île Shopping Centre
101 Boulevard Cardinal-Léger
Pincourt, Québec J7W 3Y3
1142, Rue Marie-Anne Est, Office #22
Montreal, Québec H2J 2B7
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