Who We Are
We are a group of educators, artists, technology specialists, and businessmen committed to bringing affordable, engaging, and instructional 3D manipulatives to K-12 education through the power of 3D-printing. Furthermore, we understand that effective hands-on-learning combines engaging manipulatives with quality curriculum. This is why our STEM kits come backed with vetted, interdisciplinary curriculum written by teachers and content-area experts. We have worked for years to assemble an unparalleled digital library of supplies teachers, parents, and camp coordinators can print and use right in their home, classroom, or library.
How We Work
We work on a daily basis with the FCR-STEM team to ensure that all of our kits exceed teacher expectations. The kits and curriculum are designed concurrently and so they enhance each other and ensure that both products are as effective and engaging as possible.
Through an iterative design process, we determine not only the best design from a pedagogical standpoint, we also ensure that the kit is as economical as possible. And finally, we prepare all parts for ease of printing, designing them with the unique capabilities of 3D printing in mind. We design all of our models to print easily and consistently, building in supports and integrating design elements to eliminate the need for costly and time-consuming printer-generated supports, rafts, and brims.
We’ve partnered with the brilliant minds at the Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (FCR-STEM) out of Florida State University to bring you vetted curriculum written and developed by their team of teachers and content-area experts.
We've also developed a partnership with 3DPrinterOS to allow us to distribute an entire library of models with cloud-based printing. This means you'll be able to stream a wide selection of educational manipulatives directly to your 3D printer.
Our kits are compatible with most 3D printers on the market. So whether you’re the proud owner of a Dremel IdeaBuilder, a MakerBot, or a RepRap or Marlin printer, we can supply the models you need. For a complete list of all supported printers, click here.