December 23, 2014
1. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need. When I saw the Makerbot 3-D printer, my mind immediately began whirring with ideas of how I could use it in my art classes. The printers are expensive—thousands of dollars that I didn’t have for my classes. When I first proposed the addition of 3-D printing to the art department, I hit the bureaucratic wall often found in public institutions, and it looked as if my plan was destined to fail. However, I was determined. I wrote a letter to an Austin-based company, AGS-3D, explaining our goals and how we would incorporate the technology into...