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21 Cool Things Teachers and Students Have Built With 3D Printers!

by Kelly Walsh on July 2, 2015


robohandImage courtesy of Facebook, Robohand

Affordable 3D Printing is Inspiring Creativity in Teachers and Students Across the Globe

With the explosion of 3D printing in schools around the world, the variety and impressiveness of things that students and teachers are printing with this powerful technology grows every day.

Check out all these different objects that have been created with 3D printers. Some of these items are changing people’s lives! Hopefully some of these ideas can inspire you to start exploring 3D printing, or to try something new if you’re already using this wonderful technology.

An Amazing Baseball Bat Swinging Prosthetic Hand

An electric car,2817,2476415,00.asp

A ‘hexapod’ robot

3D food printer that prints cookies, mashed potato & chocolate

Metal Objects: Using A MIG Welder And An Off-The-Shelf 3D Printer

A “3D Printing Vending Machine”

A Tattoo Machine

A Saxaphone

A race car

Exoskeleton cycling shoe for Triathlons

A Pedal-Powered Wooden Monowheel

A Frisbee Throwing Robot

A Bicycle Frame

A 3D Printer Capable Of Building A House In A Day

A perfect replica of a 6th century sword

A redesigned wheelchair



Music Scores for the Blind

A Guitar



Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches. In 2009, Walsh founded He frequently delivers presentations on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, regularly running Flipped Class Workshops online. His eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book is available here. Walsh became the Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network in June of 2016. In his "spare time" he also writes, records, and performs original music ... stop by and have a listen!

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of other writers, and not those of my employer. - K. Walsh]

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