Provide access to on-demand resources for making
We are building an online infrastructure for remote fabrication
Be A Maker Club is a testament to the pester power of a child. Zef’s daughter insisted that she wanted to learn to use a 3d printer and laser engraver. When they could not find a facility nearby Zef bought them and started teaching her in their garage. This is how Be A Maker Club was started.
That pester power has now helped thousands of new users get started in making.
- Social Impact Fellowship by the Kravis Lab at Claremont McKenna College
- A textbook chapter on 3D printing in K-12 education published by Pearson in collaboration with Nova Southeastern University. Check it out here.
We are building an online infrastructure for 3D printing. Through our platform, we provide access to a learning management system, technical help from expert makers, and easy fabrication via our remote 3D print farm. Here are the 3 key features of our platform:
1. Learning Management System
Learners can access our learning management system for asynchronous learning. Each learner has their own account that they can use to keep track of the lessons they do. With their membership, each learner has access to unlimited videos and can use our ‘Course Short Cuts’ to get started.
2. Technical Help Desk
Our technical help desk provides access to multiple live ‘Ask-Me-Anything’ sessions. With their membership, each learner can ask for help from our expert makers. They can log in, join the live sessions and ask whatever questions they want.
3. Remote Print Farm
Everyone gets access to our remote print farm. You can upload their 3D model and it gets made (fabricated) remotely. Each time we make something, we capture a detailed timelapse video that our members can access. This timelapse video shows them how each layer is put down. They can learn about support structures and part positioning using this timelapse video. You can watch some examples on our YouTube channel.