Utilizing the MiLL

 

                                             

HOW THE MiLL CAN WORK FOR YOU:

  1. Workbenches make a great place for working on projects that are large,

  2. group-based, or creative (“messy”).  

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  4. 3D printing visual aides, tools, models

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  6. Collaborations between classes, presentations, meetings

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  1. Any consumable materials needed for your projects:

    1. Construction paper, poster paper, foam board, masking/duct tape, clay, paint, wood, glue.   

  2. You do NOT need to bring the following:

    1. Rulers, pencils, scissors, (power/hand) tools, laptops, 3D printing filament.     

 

HOW TO RESERVE THE MiLL FOR YOUR CLASS:

  1. Talk to us. Before reserving the MiLL, email or visit one of the STEAM Team members (David Bodmer, Megan Boyd, Stephen Geiger or Jennifer Kalkunte), so we can better understand what it is you would like to do and how to be prepared for your class.

  2. Sign up in the 3D printing room. You must sign up for the lab using the binder entitled, “MiLL Sign-up & Schedule”, which is located in the 3D printing room.  Right now, the open blocks are 1B, 1C, 5B, and 5D.

 

IF 3D PRINTING, WHAT TO PREPARE AHEAD OF TIME:

  1. Have students visit www.thingiverse.com to look up the model they would like to print prior to visiting the 3D printing lab.  This would avoid using time in the MiLL to do this.

  2. Once they find a model of what they would like to print, have them write down its name or number in order to find it again when they come to the lab.  ​

  3. Students who are planning to 3D print something need to sign up for a MiLL account by visiting https://mill.innovationcenter.makerbot.com/.  This can be done from any computer in school or at home.  Their MOTSD email accounts must be used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3D PRINTING PROCESS:

  1. 1. 3D files must be prepared for printing.  Even downloaded files from thingiverse need to be prepared to be 3D printed, and that’s why there are teachers on duty in the MiLL.  Certain 3D prints may require, for example, rafts, in-fills or supports to be modified, so we will take your class through this process of preparing files.

  2. 2. All 3D print requests must be submitted to the https://mill.innovationcenter.makerbot.com/ for approval by staff.  

  3. 3. Once a 3D print job has been approved, students will receive an email notification that it has been approved.  

  4. 4. Once the 3D print job has been completed, an email notification will be sent.   NOTE:  Depending on the size of the file, the print job may take a few hours to more than 24 hours.​

  5. 5. 3D prints may be picked up at the Silo (numbered gray bins) in the 3D printing lab.

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