You Can Save Your School Money and Headaches With The Open Source Hardware, 3D Printer, LulzBot
More and more schools are adding 3D printers to their classrooms, maker spaces and STEM/STEAM initiatives. There is a wide range of 3D printers currently available for education. One worth taking a look at is the LulzBot.
The LulzBot 3D Printers offer a new level of freedom when it comes to creativity. For starters, the company is an open source hardware company. That means that there’s a whole community of makers that are creating ways to retrofit, work around and otherwise bring 3D Printing to new heights using LulzBot.
Out of the box the Lulzbot 3D printers support a wide range of filaments, and skill levels. allowing the user to create just about anything you can imagine. From plastic toys to prosthetic ears, LulzBot can handle the job. It’s also perfect for any job in a K-12 maker space. There are tool head upgrades available directly through LulzBot that makes no project out of reach. And, if you can’t make what you want with that, there’s a whole world of modifications you can find in the user community to help print anything from food to gears and everything in between.
The company offers two different 3D Printers, the LulzBot Taz 6, suited for intermediate users. The printer comes with an affordable $2500 price tag. It’s easy to create small and large projects on the LulzBot Taz 6. The LulzBot Mini is great for beginners and for classrooms and maker spaces for kids.
The LulzBot education program offers discount pricing, 24/7 customer support and plug and play connectivity. Also, the LulzBot education page is great for beginners to find links to model repositories, best practices and more. All of the LulzBot printers sold for education can be fitted with an enclosure to help protect little curious hands while the machines are printing.
3D Printers are one of the most sought after tools for STEM/STEAM classes and maker spaces. Students as young as kindergarten are learning how to make prototypes and create things on a 3D printer.
LulzBot gets great reviews for their customer service and craftsmanship. Also their supply prices are on the lower side, saving you money so you can get creating.
Check out LulzBot at FETC 2018, in Orlando Florida, January 23-26th, booth #143 (probably not a coincidence) and online at LulzBot.com