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THE MUST-SEE CHECKLIST FOR SCHOOLS LOOKING TO BUY A 3D PRINTER

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Term 1 of the Australian school year is now well underway and many principals and teachers are looking at how to give their students the educational and technical edge by investing in new teaching resources. For many schools, 3D printers are among the top items on their wish-lists. An increasing number of schools are buying desktop 3D printers to stay on track with technological developments in school education. However, only a handful of schools are getting optimum benefits their printers. Part of the problem has been the rush to buy a printer without investigating important considerations. As a result, in...

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5 WAYS TO CREATE A MAKER'S BEST CHRISTMAS EVER

Posted by Paul Cartwright on

We've put together the ultimate guide for giving the Maker in your life exactly what they would appreciate most for Christmas. Importantly, it's not just what you buy but the support you offer. So our top tips to #MakeHappy are: Great Gifts Loads of Inspiration Time Patience Praise Check out the infographic for all the details.

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3D PRINTING AND THE POWER OF POKEMON GO

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Here at PrintIn3D HQ, we're big fans of Pokemon Go. Therefore, it seemed natural to use 3D printing to make the Pokemon hunt in the Geelong area (where we're based) even more exciting. We recently hid 14 little 3D printed Pokemon critters at popular Pokestops around Geelong and then waited for the Pokemon hunters to find them and post their pics on our Facebook page. The response was enormous with the finalists who captured the 3D printers entered into the draw to get a larger version of their Pokemon printed. The lucky winner was uni student Natasha Dye who got...

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THE BIG IDEAS OF GENERATION NEXT

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The calibre of innovation within our student community is amazing.  On June 23rd, we were delighted to award a desktop 3D printer to Northern Bay SecondaryCollege in Geelong for submitting the highest number of entries to this year's Upstart Challenge. An impressive 150 plus students from 14 schools chose to take part in the 2016 Big Ideas Competition.  A total of 53 ideas were submitted - 14 of these came from Northern Bay. It's an awesome effort and they are well-deserved recipients of our 3D printer prize. But that's just the first step. Upstart Challenge judges will now choose six teams...

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ENCOURAGING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS

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One of our major passions here at PrintIn3D is ensuring the next generation is given the support and encouragement to be innovative and follow their dreams. Therefore, we’re delighted to be a supporter of Upstart Challenge which is a yearly competition for inspiring and educating secondary school students. Based in Geelong, the programme invites students to submit ideas for new products or services. They then go through a mentoring process to further develop their idea before pitching it to a panel of judges at a special dinner presentation later in the year. To foster wide support for Upstart Challenge from...

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