It's been too long since the last blog posting! I know because I say to myself, every day, "Blog...you need to blog...are you going to blog?", and I find that I have just had too much going on to get to it. No good excuses!
So, here come the SGD kids into the Media Center to ask for help in making game pieces using the 3D printer, which was great fun! Lot's of challenges, but lots of childish moments, as well. When the printer decided to not be happy about printing certain game pieces (read: it quit in the middle of these print jobs, and would "air print", so, we had to figure that out...), and we were running out of time to get pieces modeled, I decided that this was THE perfect moment to break out the 3Doodler 3D pens!
Okay...the reality is that this was going to be fun. The pumpkins that were not complete on the top? Well, put leafy green tops on them! The corn that was not allowed to "grow" to its full height? Well, just add to them! After all was said and done, they were easy fixes, and the end result was more personal. Besides, each piece is now unique!
After all this excitement, we looked over, and the pens just beckoned for us to come... and play. What could we make? How does it work? What is the learning curve? Students pulled out the instructions, and played! Above are a few images of some of the crude renderings. They were so much fun to make! Come by and give it a try!
And now, our inner child is at peace!!
Jill D. Ray
As Big Al would say, The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.