Tuesday, February 9, 2016

More Practical 3D Printing Applications

I stumbled upon 2 websites this week that just amazed me. When any library thinks, "Well what can we actually use a 3D printer for?" These projects would be a great examples of realistic applications that have a direct impact on the community. For the most part I have been focusing on what are the patrons actually going to print on these machines rather than what can we as a library print on these machines? I always love when technology can actually make life better.

Dear Zoo

Harold and the Purple Crayon


Tactile Picture Books Project

Thanks to the University of Colorado Boulder we have multiple free thing-averse files that will print picture books that kids can feel along with the braille to read the book. I'm already thinking about putting these on the walls for a temporary display then setting up catalog records where patrons could check the books out once I bind them together.  Depending on how hard it is to make, maybe I could have a program where kids work together to make one using the draw-print method I previously blogged about.

3D Maps

Jacksonville Public Library has printed  a visual map to help blind patrons navigate their restroom facilities. Imagine doing that for the whole library? This would make a great Girl or Boy Scout final project. 

Today is a happy internet day :)

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  2. Nice blog on 3D Printing Applications. Jacksonville Public Library has printed a visual map to help blind patrons navigate their restroom facilities. Imagine doing that for the whole library? This would make a great Girl or Boy Scout final project. Recently I got a blog named Amazing Technology Readily Available to Order 3D Prints Online,which gives few basic essentials and advantages to be aware of. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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