Until a few weeks ago it never occurred to me that a person might be able to print a 3-D object of their own creation in their own home. In fact, when I was first introduced to the idea I had to be walked through it very slowly, asking questions like, "But what material comes out of the printer?" (Answer: Plastic). If, like me, you have never heard of a 3-D printer, and like me, the idea intrigues you, you might be interested in the Cube Odyssey.
3-D systems, maker of the Cube (a 3-D printer for the home), is currently in the middle of the Cube Odyssey, a giant road trip involving Cube printers in a Nissan Cube. You can follow the Cube Odyssey on 3-D Systems Cubify blog. We are excited that the Cube Odyssey will be making two stops in Philadelphia, at the schools of NWP writing project teacher consultants Trey Smith and Sam Reed. You can read more about the 3-D printer and the excitement building around its stops in Philadelphia in this article by Sam.
I want to make sure to thank our friends at the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers who introduced us at the NWP to 3-D systems and the Cube Odyssey, and Alyssa Reichental at 3-D systems for helping writing project teachers and directors connect to the Cube Odyssey.
Trey and Sam, we want to see pictures of what your students create with the Cube posted here in NWP Connect!