Although I have heard of a 3D printer I han’t given any thought into what it actually could do until reading Jakes blog and watching a clip on how they work. It seems so amazing so I looked up the price to gauge whether this was something which would be as commonly used as a photocopier throughout schools in the future. They may well be when the price drops as currently they range from $10,000 to 50,000.
I found this article 20 Amazing Creations You Can Make With 3D Printing interesting. There are somethings I cannot imagine wanting to do ie. make a 3D scan of your unborn fetus (popular in Japan). However one I thought would be fabulous for the kindy class was 3D Figurines From Children’s Drawings. Anyway it is all very fascinating and worth investigating asI think in the future it will become one of those devices we will wonder what life was like without it.