IAAK is pleased to announce 2BOT, the newest addition to our suite of educational technology products and programs. 2BOT offers ModelMaker, a 3D model maker that makes it easy to create physical models from virtual data. Check out these videos on ModelMaker for the classroom. There is also an interesting research paper from Cornell that describes how traditional models in education have been replaced with virtual simulations due to the logistical difficulties of creating actual models. However, due to the advance of rapid prototyping technology (like ModelMaker), creating models is now more accessible and flexible, offering more direct hands-on manipulation and learning.
For those of you who are already versed in 3D printing, you may like this latest 2BOT video about creating lithophane models in the classroom.