We love 3D printing. It's a big part of one of our most popular courses, and we have half a dozen in our own office that we use to print parts for things like our Laser Tag system. They can be one of the more frustrating technologies to use, though, and it's important to know the basics like the importance of levelling the bed properly and getting the first layer right. Doing some simple maintenance on the printers is also important, and something we try to teach the campers. This video is a great introduction to some of the more important things to keep your printer running smoothly.
More Tech Campers 3D Printing NHS Face Shields
We keep hearing from more campers who have built 3D printers with us over the last few years how they're helping out their local hospitals and care staff. This one from Rémi who built a printer with us 3 years ago ...
"I’m making face shields for all our local medical staff. I’ve made 600 since the start of this pandemic with my Anet A8, which I built at one of your camps 3 years ago. All my stock went to Nice hospitals in France because I live over there. Thanks for all you guys did to teach me 3D printing skills!"
Well-done, Rémi - it's great to see young people like you using their skills to help others in this time of crisis. Great job!