Merging VR and 3D Printing

SculptrVR in progress

Applying VR to education doesn’t have to be complicated.

But it is innovative.

Here are directions on how merging VR and 3D printing can be done. We experimented with different “artistic” apps in VR and the steps needed to make our creations on a 3D printer. If you have experience with a 3D printer, merging VR with it is relatively simple.

The 3D printers we use are the Makergear M2’s and Lulzbot Taz 5 and 6. They both have their positives and negatives, but we have found them to reliable and great for high school use.

*special thanks to the following students who helped research, test, document, and design these instructions: Logan Buchanon, Connor Bellman, Chedomir Bundalo, Robert Hamilton, Cara McKeown, Sean Sutter, and Santino Fox.

See more ways to incorporate VR into education here.

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