In the meantime, I have been thinking about ideas and entry projects to get more students into designing and printing on the 3D printer. I have also thought about ways to make a 3D printing program at Searsport Elementary School more sustainable, so that we are not relying on taxpayers and budgets to buy the filament and supplies that we need (which adds up over time). It dawned on me that the best way forward was to accomplish both of those things at the same time! Students could gain valuable, multidisciplinary, real-life experience in creating products on the 3D printer that be sold to others, with the proceeds going toward expanding the "business," buying needed supplies, and pursuing projects of personal interest to them. Sounds awesome, right?
There's just one problem.
I don't have any experience starting or running a business.
Of course, I would prefer to not allow my personal limitations from keeping a valuable learning experience from taking hold, so this is where I need your help (hence, the help wanted sign)!
|My colleague Mrs. Capwell with a sign I 3D printed for|
Pirate Literacy Night at SES. Awesome, right?
Preferably, I would like for someone within the immediate coastal Waldo county area who can visit with our students in-person to help with this project. However, I can be flexible, and tools like videoconference and Google Docs make it possible for us to work with whoever, wherever. If you think that you can help me provide this kind of learning for students at Searsport Elementary School, please contact me by email (email@example.com) or drop by the school.
This is a project that I have been thinking about for awhile. Please let me know if you can help me make it a reality!