The New Matter Mod-t 3D Printer is the first 3D printer designed specifically for educators. In creating the Mod-t the team at New Matter took into consideration, not just the 3D printer, but the environment it’s going to be used in. Not only is the Mod-t elegantly simple but they’ve made sure it’s quiet enough to run in class. They’ve also made safety priority one, knowing that young kids and little fingers are going to be close by. With all that in mind you may expect a hefty price tag, but the Mod-t comes in at under $300 making it one of the most affordable 3D printers on the market as well.
New Matter has put other features into the Mod-t, specifically with educators in mind:
- Built in Wifi means the 3D Printer can be placed anywhere in the room.
- Automatic calibration means teachers can focus on what matters, printing.
- Non-toxic PLA filament available in 20 colors.
- A clear cover keeps kids safe and the printer quiet, will still letting kids peak into what’s printing.
- free support from New Matter.
- Educational designs available for free.
- Educator resources.
- print yield is up to 6x4x5 inches meaning students can create meaningful projects.
Challenger Learning Center at the Scobee Education Center, San Antonio College, has been chosen as the first Center to receive five award-winning MOD-t 3D printers as part of the initial phase of the recently announced Challenger Center-New Matter partnership. The Scobee Education Center immediately implemented the printers into its summer camp programs, including its Cosmic Kids Camp where the printers will be used to help teach lessons about force and motion, as well as coding. The Center will also integrate the MOD-t 3D printers into other programs and lessons. The Challenger Center-New Matter partnership is broadening STEM education through the placement of MOD-t 3D printers in Challenger Centers across the country.
“We’re especially pleased to kick off our incredible New Matter partnership in San Antonio with the Scobee Education Center, our flagship Challenger Learning Center,” said Lance Bush, president and chief executive officer, Challenger Center. “New Matter’s MOD-t 3D printers will enhance the Center’s STEM education programs, encourage creative thinking and problem solving, and provide an important tool to connect students to real-world technology and careers.”
We got a chance to interview New Matter at ISTE 2017. Check out the interview video below and for more, visit newmatter.com