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This is an attempt at bringing together informed information on technology that students and educators can use to make their CTE classrooms more relevant to a changing world.
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Orbital’s Minotaur I successfully lofts multitude of payloads | NASASpaceFlight.com

Orbital’s Minotaur I successfully lofts multitude of payloads | NASASpaceFlight.com | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
Orbital Sciences Corporation have launched the ORS-3 mission for the US military, using a Minotaur I rocket to demonstrate technology aimed at reducing costs
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High School Science project makes it into space

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Smithsonian Makes Push In 3D Imaging Of Artifacts

Smithsonian Makes Push In 3D Imaging Of Artifacts | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
Smithsonian makes push in 3D imaging of artifacts
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Our history at your fingertips. 

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From Nature to Art and Back Again: CT Scans to 3D Printed Animal Skulls - 3D Printing Industry

From Nature to Art and Back Again: CT Scans to 3D Printed Animal Skulls - 3D Printing Industry | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
3D printed animal skulls from Dr. Scott Camazine can decorate your walls and educate your children.
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Doctor Scott Camazine, besides doing good things for our furry friends, is offereing a myriad of FREE STL. files of animal skulls to schools! Now you can print your own lab specimens.

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South African Teens Invent App for Mobile Printing

South African Teens Invent App for Mobile Printing | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
We received a really endearing message in our inbox the other day that was just too sweet for me not to post in full: My name is Pieter Scholtz I’m a high school student in South Africa ,I was wondering if you could help me with a post, I would be...
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3ders.org - Vitamin boost for 3D printing of medical implants | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Vitamin boost for 3D printing of medical implants | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered that a naturally-occurring compound can be incorporated into 3D printing processes to create medical implants out of non-toxic polymers. The compound is riboflavin, which is better known as vitamin B2.
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Tiny Tech Puts Satellites In Hands Of Homebrew Designers

Tiny Tech Puts Satellites In Hands Of Homebrew Designers | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
People are building everything from satellites to desk lamps using a microchip called Arduino.
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How does the world’s first full-color 3D printer work? We ask its creators | TechHive

How does the world’s first full-color 3D printer work? We ask its creators | TechHive | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
We talk to botObjects co-founders Mike Duma and Martin Warner and learn more on the first-full color 3D printer.
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Israeli Researchers Debut Software That Extracts 3-D Objects From Photos

Israeli Researchers Debut Software That Extracts 3-D Objects From Photos | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
When editing digital images, algorithms struggle to differentiate one object from another, even when it seems obvious to the human eye.
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UK Fossils Scanned and Catalogued – the GB3D Fossils Online Project

UK Fossils Scanned and Catalogued – the GB3D Fossils Online Project | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
One of the greatest benefits from the world going digital and online is the convenience factor, as many of our daily (sometimes) mundane rituals can now be completed within a single web browsing session.
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Do you want to be a hit with the Natural History teacher at your school?  Print them FOSSILS!!   GB3D Type Fossils Online is archiving the fossils of Great Britain.

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Solar Vacuum Tube | Solar Evacuated Tube | Electric Bike Kit | Electric Bicycle Kits | Clean Republic

Solar Vacuum Tube | Solar Evacuated Tube | Electric Bike Kit | Electric Bicycle Kits | Clean Republic | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
10 Evacuated Solar Vacuum Tube
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These solar vacuum collectors could be easily turned into a low cost design/fabricate project for any classroom; using CAD design, math, science and fabrication.

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The Window: Tesla Model S

The Window: Tesla Model S | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
If founder Elon Musk is right, Tesla Motors just might reinvent the American auto industry—with specialized robots building slick electric cars in a factory straight from the future. That's where the battery-powered Model S is born.
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Le FabShop Introduces A New, Seaweed-based 3D Printing Filament Material at The 3D Printshow in Paris Today - 3D Printing Industry

Le FabShop Introduces A New, Seaweed-based 3D Printing Filament Material at The 3D Printshow in Paris Today - 3D Printing Industry | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
A unique and new Seaweed Filament (SWF) for 3D printing will get its worldwide premier today at the 3D Printshow in Paris.
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Possibly the first Eco-friendly printing material available makes its debut in Paris

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Robot Hacks

Robot Hacks | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
Join the G+ Community Join our Robot Hacks Google+ community and connect with makers from all over as we explore the world of open source robots - from concept, to architecture to design and more. ...
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Make Magazine, a fantastic source for all things "tech", is sponsoring Robot Hacks  CHECK IT OUT!

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Get the Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2013-2018 | The New Media Consortium

Get the Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2013-2018 | The New Media Consortium | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
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3D printing to dominate STEM education as emerging tech. 

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QU-BD One Up: a helluva 3D printer for $199

QU-BD One Up: a helluva 3D printer for $199 | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
The QU-BD, on Kickstarter now, is the highest quality 3D printer under $300.
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3D Printing Umbilical Cord Clamps in Haiti

3D Printing Umbilical Cord Clamps in Haiti | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
Our organization, iLab // Haiti has brought the first two 3D printers (Replicator 1's) to the country of Haiti. We're teaching them to 3D model using SketchUp and Rhino, with the hope of teaching Autodesk's Inventor.

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman
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3-D Printing A Masterwork For Your Living Room

3-D Printing A Masterwork For Your Living Room | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
The printers can create an impressive copy of Michelangelo's David or Rodin's The Thinker.
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3D Printing Curriculum Available - Fabbaloo -

3D Printing Curriculum Available - Fabbaloo - | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
3D printer manufacturer Afinia has partnered with education supplier Pitsco to develop a compreh...
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Grants for Makerspace schools

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There never seems to be enough funding...Here is a great list of grants available to programs that specialize in hands-on education.

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Handibot™

Handibot™ | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
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Now an affordable CNC machine that will fit in the back seat of your car.  Amazing!!

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Matterform - Pre-Order

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Matterform (the 3D scanner originally crowd sourced on indigo last spring)  will be taking pre-orders for its cool scanner starting September first.

 

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High School teacher Inspires students in 3D printing

High School teacher Inspires students in 3D printing | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
Lesa Childer, teacher at Notre Dame de Sion, inspires her students in 3D design and 3D printing. Watch the video of her kids.
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37 Marketplaces to Share, Buy and Sell Designs for 3D Printing

37 Marketplaces to Share, Buy and Sell Designs for 3D Printing | 3D Printing  Robotics  Design  Composites and Manufacturing in CTE education | Scoop.it
Resources for Open Source Hardware Entrepreneurs
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Do you have a design project at school that you want printed on a 3D printer?  Or, do you want a high quality file printed in out of aluminum?  Here is your maket place for different options. 

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