3D printers

3D technology – the next industrial revolution

As schools across the country are beginning to prepare children for what some have called “the next industrial revolution” by assimilating 3D printing technology into their curriculum, toy manufacturing giant Hasbro is planning to incorporate the technology into kids’ playtime. More here and here References:http://www.3dprinterworld.com/article/3d-systems-hasbro-team-bring-3d-printing-playtime http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/17/hasbro-3d-printing-children-kids

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Looking forward > Topics in stem / Future trends in life and education

1 Year or Less Learning analytics Mobile learning Online learning  Virtual and remote laboratories 2-3 years adoption 3D printing (I’ve also read 5-7 years) Games and Gamification  Immersive learning environments Wearable technology (yes! waiting for my clothes that automatically adjust for temperature!) 4-5 years adoption  Flexible displays  Internet of Things (Everything physical is tagged; everything is taggable; everything connects with technology think RFID, QR, etc. ...

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Creating digital art via touch

Touch screens aren’t the only way of doing this. Shillito is leading a team that has developed software that allows artists to receive physical feedback when designing virtual 3D objects. The team’s approach uses a haptic device called Falcon, which vibrates and moves to allow users to “feel” virtual objects. Originally developed for 3D gaming, Falcon is a cross between a joystick and a mouse. ...

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