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Education Ambassadors at Euromold

We have just arrived back from the Euromold show in Frankfurt. Bits from Bytes and 3D Systems invited me and a couple of students as Education Ambassadors to highlight the use of RapMan and BfB3000 3D printers in a schools context.

Throughout the show I was able to give presentations at the 3D Systems theatre showing examples of students work in 3D printing and the work I have done in developing teaching and learning resources and projects to give educators a hand in getting started and developing their use of 3D printers in D&T, STEM and cross curricular lessons.

The students and I also supported some German universities in the “RapMan Challenge”… the students competing to build a RapMan and print their first object. As the challenge was so successful this was also followed by a challenge to print the most interesting, high quality, innovative object. The winning universities were presented with a prize of a RapMan printer, materials, and a double head upgrade.

The student ambassadors were able to talk to the university students, potential customers and other educators about how 3D printing has enhanced their education and how they are using our schools printers to make objects for their A’Level exams. The students were also able to visit the stands and see how Rapid Prototyping is done with the large machines that are used commercially.

Unfortunately we did have some technical difficulties with Wi-Fi at the show and were unable to do any live blogging at the event, however in a few days’ time I will hopefully publish a more comprehensive report of our visit and some more photos.

Frankfurt was very cold and snow had recently fallen but this didn’t stop us from visiting a Christmas market in Darmstadt and also eating typical German food in a restaurant.

We had a fantastic time and wish to thank BfB and 3D Systems inviting us to attend Euromold for their friendliness and generosity.

Dave

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    On behalf of all at BFB and also 3D Systems I would like to pay tribute to Dave, Aaron and Eliott for their outstanding hard work as Education Ambassadors at Euromold. They worked professionally and tirelessly to assist us with our discussions with visitors to the various stands we were staffing about their experiences in Education with 3D printers and helped to run the RapMan challenge too. Aaron and Eliott both showed us exactly why they had been selected to represent Education in this truly global forum and Clevedon School can be rightly proud to have turned out such wonderfully rounded students.

    Once again many thanks for your help and support at the show – you were fantastic!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dave,

    It was an honour and a privilege to be with you guys, and I was dead impressed at your collective enthusiasm. Your students are seriously lucky to have a teacher as committed as you – I wish my education had been as much fun!

    Take it easy, see you soon I hope

    Ed

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