3D printing, once the stuff of science fiction, has become a growing technological phenomenon… and its coming to Friends School Mullica Hill in the Fall! Under the leadership of teachers Diane Driessen and Patti Sanderson, last year the 4th Graders participated in the Bedtime Math contest to collect used crayons. The crayons are remelted and donated to children’s hospitals. 50 pounds of used crayons later, 4th Grade had won the contest and a brand new 3D printer for the school!
The new 3D printer is currently housed in the library and will be incorporated into the technology and art curricula. Faculty and staff have already begun testing out the machine, getting ready for the new school year (see photo above.)
The students will be on familiar ground, having learned 3D modeling with technology teacher Jason Quattrone, who teaches TinkerCAD for various design projects, including customizing Minecraft characters. “This is an exciting addition to our technology program,” said Quattrone. “The 3D printer will be an excellent tool for teaching 3D modeling and further expanding what we can offer to students.”