over 6 years ago by guilhermerocha
Which problem are you trying to solve?
In many countries, schools in low-income areas can not provide technologies access to their students, which limited the
children future opportunities
How are you going to solve the problem?
Designing, building and demonstrated the viability of a low cost 3d printer that can be easily implemented in schools
with limited budget. Provide an open access to 3d print technology is an important
What is the impact of your project?
With this project we can include thousands of children in this new technology world, giving opportunities to have a
technical career in the future.
How can the project be manufactured in the OpenLab?
In this project 3d printers, electronic tools, laser cut, milling machines, electric and manual tools will be used.
Describe your project in detail
The main purpose of this project is to build a low cost 3d printer to provide equal opportunities for kids and students
living in poor regions, mainly in the ones in developing countries.
In the last years, new technologic devices, such as
Arduino, drones and 3d printers have been included in education as pedagogic tools.
However, due to the high cost
associated a significant amount of kids doesn’t have access to that these technologies yet. In the present project, it
is intended to extend this accessibility and in this way promote equal opportunity of learning.
BETAmini 3D Printer
can be used to print educational projects in classroom, using 3d model and plastic materials like PLA and ABS.
BETAmini 3D Printer here it will be employed aluminum tubes, printed parts, stepper motors, Arduino controller, and
other low cost parts. It is estimated a cost lower than $50 for a machining with enough quality to give to children the
first contact with such technology.