Today a group of students stayed after school to work on constructing the 3D printer that was shipped earlier this week. They assembled the printer with the assistance of Mr. Ross Brown, (Amos’ Dad) and after initial setup, we printed a tiny bird cage with a little bird inside. This took about 23 minutes to complete. The extruder, the printer part which melts and feeds the plastic, heats to 230 degrees Celsius (446 degrees Fahrenheit) when in use. We look forward to using this in the classroom. (Note: The heated parts are enclosed in the metal and pexiglass housing of the printer for safety.) Many thanks to Mr. Brown for the untold hours he has donated to this project. He assisted students all last year with the kit-build of a 3-D printer that we are still working on. The new printer promises to get students up and running in the 3-D printing business immediately.