Your Fablab: Laser Machine or 3D Printer?

Your Fablab: Laser Machine or 3D Printer?

New Learning Possibilities Walk into almost any school fab lab or makerspace and you are likely to find one or more 3D printers—for good reason. They offer educators a cost-effective way to give students hands-on experience in STEAM subjects. But issues around print...

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Case Study : Lennox Public Schools

Case Study : Lennox Public Schools

Looking to prepare students for STEAM careers, a Los Angeles school district is using a laser machine to create hands-on experiences and foster real-world problem-solving skills. From Abstract to Understanding When a seventh-grade girl uses a laser to build a...

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Why is AP Lazer Better Than a 3D Printer for STEAM?

Why is AP Lazer Better Than a 3D Printer for STEAM?

Like a 3D Printer, But Better “The AP Lazer has the same basic science and engineering principals as a 3D printer. It features computer controlled three-axis motion, just like a 3D printer," David Strickler, the president of AP Lazer, explained. “But it boasts more...

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What is STEAM?

What is STEAM?

Amongst parents' Common Core Facebook rants are ever-climbing college tuition rates and presidential candidate platforms on student loan reform. When it comes to education today, there's only one topic that makes educators, students, and administrators light up:...

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What is STEAM?

AP Lazer: The Ultimate STEAM Machine

What do laser machines have to do with STEAM? An essential part of how innovation arises from STEAM-based projects is the process of "making". Making is simply hands-on creation - building a scale model or prototype, for instance - and much of it happens in...

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