We are so happy to share our Raapwerk film with you!
Get inspired by elementary school children and start your own project! Children of primary school "De Morgenster" from Geldermalsen, the Netherlands are the ones who made their own Open Source 3D printer. The learning outcomes are higher than expected i.a. good teamwork, increase of confidence and self-esteem, experience the joy of learning, wellbeing and involvement.
ABC3D is a 2012 educational film directed and produced by Raapwerk. The film was released on May 30, 2012. Its stars: Alant childeren, a class for gifted education at the Chr. Jenaplan Morgenster Elementary School in Geldermalsen (The Netherlands), Tjepko de Boer, director of the school, Manuela van den Bos, teacher of gifted children, Inge Roos, science and technology teacher, Erik de Bruijn, co-founder Ultimaker.
The film is commissioned by the Chr. Jenaplan Morgenster Elementary School and by the Science and Technology Center Gelderland (KWTG).
Plot: To get inspired by elementary school children to start your own project! Children of primairy school "De Morgenster" from Geldermalsen, the Netherlands are the ones who made their own Open Source 3D printer. The learning outcomes are higher than expected i.a. good teamwork, increase of confidence and self-esteem, experience the joy of learning, wellbeing and involvement.
Music: Wannes Salomé (Raapwerk)
Critical response: The reviews upon its release were largely positive!“
The Man Who Prints Houses, the documentary from Marc Webb and Jack Wake-Walker about Enrico Dini was shown today and yesterday at the Verkadefabriek (Den Bosch). I have met Enrico Dini yesterday evening and today we saw the film. I took our printer with me today and now it's still running at the Verkadefabriek. Hopefully I can show you an other photo from today, but for now I have this one to share with you:
Baking cookies for the three-day study conference Connecting ambitions of 'School aan zet' in Lunteren (NL). The cookie cutter is obviously printed with our 3D printer. The master class was well attended. Other schools will follow our example. We (Manuela van den Bos and Frederieke Ubels) have met lots of enthusiastic people...
We're a little bit jealous of Erik, but also proud of Erik de Bruijn of Ultimaker. This rocket that, this time the REAL Andre Kuipers is holding has parts that our 3D printer has printed (the yellow and black parts). If only we could have been there as well...
Today (october 28th) we visited the Better Future Factory at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. At the Temporary Art Centre the Perpetual Plastic Project installation was a part of the 3D print cafe. More plastic cups were recycled on the spot by the consumers themselves. It basically works as a large 'child magnet'. In two weeks, the installation of the PPP will travel to Amsterdam to attend the Museumnacht at Science Center Nemo, on november 3th.
The Perpetual Plastic Project showed the visitors how to recycle their own cups, on the spot. The installation attracts a lot of attention every single time! The Open Source 3D printers (Ultimakers) take care of the last step of the process by building all sorts of products from the freshly recycled material. One of the reasons why plastic recycling is so important: a lot of (plastic) litter ends up in the oceans and pollutes marine life and ends up in the food chain.
Proof that someone of the 3Dabc project was at the 3D Print Show London 2012...
It was (and is) nice to tell that the children already are printing with their Open Source 3D printer (Ultimaker).
It was a great place to meet a lot of people with the same interest: 3D printing. For instance I met Paul Harter at the 3D Print Show London 2012. He started the project Printcraft. A lot the children know how to play Minecraft. Paul made it possible to build something with that game in a special area (126.96.36.199) The thing is, that you build something with bricks of clay. Then you add a signpost with your email and press PRINT. You will be sent a .stl file of the model you build in that area (inside the cube). The STL 3D model file can be printed with our Open Source 3D printer (Ultimaker) at school. PrintCraft is a free service and that makes it more accessible for children.
You can get a good impression of this great event by this watching this report:
Report by futurist Christopher Barnatt from the 3D Printshow in London, October 19th 2012. With many thanks to all of the exhibitors, and everybody at the 3D Printshow:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-E6vRfnijw