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Build Your Own 3D Printer!

ATMAE SmartBrief | Aug 24, 2016

Brought to ATMAE by the Pearce Research Group at Michigan Tech in Open Sustainability Technology

This workshop will be held in conjunction with Orlando 2016 ATMAE conference. Registration to the conference will be required to participate in the workshop. The workshop is a three-day event (Oct. 31-Nov. 2). During days one and two, individuals will be put into teams of two to work together to build a pair of RepRap, open source Athena 3D printers that they will take back to their respective schools. A school can choose to send two participants and therefore get two printers.

The third day of the workshop is for calibrating, learning the software, troubleshooting, and practicing 3D printing of their own designs.

This workshop will give the builder insights into how to repair it or improve the design! All parts are of the highest quality. The Athena 3D printer is a robust, high performance machine with a proven record. It was designed to be easy to build and maintain and has been built by nearly 200 people in a tightly scheduled workshop environment.

"I have a Makerbot Replicator 2X in my classroom. The Replicator prints fairly well, but I can honestly say that the ... Printer we built at your workshop has outperformed it consistently." -- Richard Eberly, New Buffalo Area Schools

All designs and software are open source and freely available. With the knowledge gained at this workshop and your new 3D printer, you have everything required to build even more printers for approximately when you get back to school.

If you fly to the conference, shipping options will be made available to ship the completed printer to your address.

Cost of the Workshop (with three lunches) and Printer $1,250.

Contact John Hausoul at 630.433.4514 or john@atmae.org if you have questions.


ATMAE 2016 offers National Science Foundation grant-writing workshop

ATMAE SmartBrief | Aug 03, 2016

Ece Yaprak, Ph.D., program director
Friday, November 4th, 1:00 p.m.
The goal of this session is to discuss various funding opportunities offered through the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The intended audience for the session includes those eligible to submit and other project stakeholders such as:

  • 2‐year and 4‐year college and university faculty members in STEM and STEM education 
  • 2‐year and 4‐year college and university administrators
  • STEM industry representatives 
  • Institutional, educational, discipline‐based educational, and social/behavioral science researchers 
This workshop will be presented by NSF program directors from the Education & Human Resources (EHR) Directorate at NSF. The workshop will be interactive as attendees will be open to ask questions freely during the presentation. More information.




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