California Educator

October 2014

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Learning I T M A Y S E E M F U T U R I S T I C , but growing numbers of California class- rooms have 3-D printers that are turning students' virtual designs into objects. Growing in popularity as a teaching tool for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), 3-D printers are becoming more affordable these days. The emerging art of 3-D printing, which uses computer-designed digital models to create real-world objects, can produce everything from toys to shoes to furniture, depending upon the size of the printer. In Fred Kendell's class at Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, Orange County, a Rubik's Cube for blind students is printing. Cubes How did the balls get inside the seamless object shown opposite? Fred Kendell says it was designed as a single piece by his students and printed out. Dylan Walch created this shark by combining geometry and art. 39 V O L U M E 1 9 I S S U E 3

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