This page will be used for your continued access to resources used during the training. Please save the link, or bookmark it... Our goal is for you to use this resource in the classroom, to refresh you on equipment and setup, workflows, resources and instructions, as well as links to helpful gear and educational tools.
We at RCBI are pleased you're here, excited to contribute to accelerating tech and STEM in the classroom, and grateful to the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, for their continued support of incredible programs like this!
Thank to all of the above for making this possible!
Lean Agriculture Systems Specialist at RCBI
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STEM Education & Maker Programs at RCBI
Hardware and Kits You'll be Receiving...
|https://amzn.to/2EhDj5g||3D Printer||monoprice mini delta||--|
|http://bit.ly/2WmQQ5T||3D Printer||monoprice mini delta||1|
|https://amzn.to/2JHETkC||WiFi Switch||temp humidity with probe||1|
|https://amzn.to/2YROaen||3D Printer Filament||makerbot x10 pack quality||1|
|https://amzn.to/2HOwSYt||3D Printer Filament||multi-color||1|
|https://amzn.to/30FGBJd||WiFi Switch||switches x6 pk||1|
|https://amzn.to/2YJEYse||Extension Cord||extension cords x2 pk||1|
|https://amzn.to/2X1Ve7p||Water Pump||pumps x4 pk||1|
|https://amzn.to/2JV8jvR||SD Card Reader||must include micro||1|
|https://amzn.to/2JXAoTc||Keyboard||trackpad combo, usb wireless||1|
|https://amzn.to/2JX0CFn||3D Printer Build Plate||glass plate for 3dp||1|
|https://amzn.to/2X29ywJ||Print Plate Clips||micro binder clips||3|
|https://amzn.to/2HAKDeB||Micro SD Card||micro sd cards 3dp x10 pk||1|
|https://amzn.to/30FIhlZ||Case/Toolbox||toolbox peripherals kit||1|
|https://amzn.to/2YPfqKr||Electronic Component Kit||electronic components kit||1|
You can find the actual product from one of the vendors from whom your kit item or hardware was sourced. Manufacturers often provide resources such as guides, instruction manuals, project booklets, drivers, downloads, and detailed descriptions on their websites.
Makers and hobbyists on outlets such as YouTube often detail incredible projects which can be found by simply searching for your kit or hardware by name!
Below we detail a few resources for specific items and kits; with concentration on the kits and projects we'll be doing hands-on in the classroom... but with a little exploration, imagination is the only limit to what you can make...!!!
3D Printer: Monprice Delta Mini
Wiki: FULL INFO on use, plugins, including instructions!
You'll need to follow these detailed instructions to use the print SLICER - which will prepare your files for printing...
- Download Ultimaker Cura
- *Note what version you downloaded for your machine!
- Follow instructions on Wiki (link above) to download the .zip folder for the version of Ultimaker Cura you are able to run on your machine
- *Again, refer to instructions at the Wiki!
- Place files from the .zip folder in the appropriate location on your Mac or PC
Raspberry Pi: Cannakit; Ultimate Starter Kit
*See the link in the table above, Cannakit is a kit-maker who packages lots of goodies with the Raspberry Pi. They do not make the Raspberry Pi, support and info about the Pi itself can be found at the company's website:
and incredible projects:
if you have a student interested in beginner coding; have them code in Minecraft on the Pi! Start here with this easy step-by-step guide:
Elegoo: Arduino Electronics Kit
See link above for resources --^ !
Morning: 3D Design/Printing Exercise!
Info you’ll need!
1.) Create a TinkerCad Account
*A PARENT MUST DO THIS! INDIVIDUAL MUST BE OVER 18!
- Go to TinkerCAD.com, and click “JOIN NOW!” (top RIGHT)
- Continue, adding the ADULT or GUARDIAN’S DATE OF BIRTH.
- Add email address, etc.
You’ll retain access to this free account to design, and save your designs into the future!!
2.) Go Through the Tutorials in TinkerCAD!
- If the first lesson “Learning the Moves!” (spiral stairs and tower exercise) doesn’t show up:
- Click “Learn” top Right
- Click “Lessons” mid-screen
- Click “See All Lessons”
- Scroll down to find “Learning the Moves!” (the spiral stair tower)
- Start from there!!
(* Click to download the above guide in the form of a printable PDF for classroom use, or to send home with students to obtain parent-made accounts...)
Explore TinkerCAD, file formats, and "SLICING" (preparing files for 3D Printing...)
Automation Project - Hands On!
Deacon will lead this project from the Raspberry Pi... notes on the project will be added here to follow!
Our Contact Info:
Lean Agriculture Systems Specialist
STEM Education & Maker Programs
Info and Resources, questions you've asked, and info to benefit all...!
Question: Cura Slicing Program; use with Apple/Mac computers...
Hey Deacon thanks for the great demonstration yesterday! I am excited for the tools that we were able to bring home and start using them with students. I do have a question about cura. My school is a Mac school so I was wondering if you could walk me through the steps so that I make sure that when i download the program that I get it right. Thanks,