IMG_3170Over 30 students came out to Worcester Polytechnic Institute on March 2nd to join AET for the second annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. The talented innovators presented their projects to the delight of 70 educators from across New England who were attending the concurrent Digital Fabrication Showcase and Learning Labs.

 

 

 

 

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Kathleen Kohlstrom from Tantasqua Regional High School in Fiskdale, MA stole the show and took the top prize walking away with a new Kindle Fire and bragging rights for her redesigned paint roller handle.

 

 

 

 

 

20160302_145206Her redesign was wonderfully presented and showed several prototypes throughout the redesign process.

 

 

 

 

Active Soldering Iron StandKevin Kohls and Zachary Keeler made Tri-County Regional Vocational High School in Franklin, MA proud taking the second and third place spots respectively. Kevin’s Hands-Free Soldering Iron stand and Zachary’s Microgravity Casting/Molding System were both very impressive designs that showed a great deal of innovation and creativity.

 

 

 

IMG_3178A very special thank you to our esteemed guest speaker Steven Chomyszak from Wentworth Institute of Technology for his outstanding and inspiring discussion on Project Based Learning for 3D Printing. Steven’s knowledge and experience was evident and inspired the confidence necessary for those who attended to take this new technology back to their schools and successfully incorporate it into their curricula.

 

 

 

 

20160302_145312Kudos to all who participated!

We’ll see you next year for Extreme Redesign 2017!

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