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Oct 22, 2015 3:27 EST

TinyBoy 2 – 3D Printer for Education: To give every child a chance to become makers

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 22, 2015

TinyBoy 2 – 3D Printer for Education

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Tinyboy 2 – 3D Printer for Education

 

The new Tinyboy 2 3D printer is designed for learning. To encourage the learners not just to consume, but to become Makers. Tinyboy can be assembled by students using a few simple tools. Students can operate and maintain their own machines by themselves, so they can understand the Maker culture through making. 

3D printers are relevant to a number of subjects, not limited to:

  • 3D design, 3D applications, e.g. reproducing ancient artifact for history lessons

  • Tinyboy 3D Printer and the technologies that drive it, e.g. Arduino, 3 Axes Robotic Control

Meet Mr. Parker Leung, the high school teacher who designed the Tinyboy 3D printer. He is very passionate about introducing 3D printing technology into the curriculum. A 3D printer usually takes 20~30 minutes to print a small object. Without TinyBoy, a teacher wanting to encourage students to print their designs into reality, would require excessive amount to be invested in multiple conventional 3D printers, not to mention the space required to house these machines. 

Mr. Leung decided to solve this problem by designing the Tinyboy: a 3D printer that is low cost and small. A school may purchase or build multiple Tinyboys for a classroom so that more students can enjoy the creative process. On the other hand, with a reasonable printing area, students can create a variety of models and small toys which they would enjoy.
 

By being small, Tinyboy 3D printer is also ultra-portable and suitable for using outside the classroom. Together with a portable device running Windows and 12V power supply, Tinyboy can  print everywhere. 

 

What’s New?

TinyBoy 2 comes in two different sizes, which allows the users to select portability and build volume to suit their needs.

Built-in extruder design makes TinyBoy 2 much slimmer and saves your desktop space.

The default kit set comes with our special modified hotend, which gives better and reliable printings.

The new hotend mount allows users to replace or exchange different hotends much easier.

TinyBoy 2 uses 35BYGH steppers, which are larger than the previous TinyBoy, increasing the printing speed and reliability.

Some of the important plastic parts from our kit will be manufactured using injection molding. The design is going to be opened and you can replicate an extra printer by yourself printing the injection molding parts.

Achieving ever-improving quality is our goal. With our effort, high quality printings with a simple design printer is possible.

 
 

Technical Specifications

It’s Open!!

Similar to the previous version: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:701548, the design of Tinyboy 2 is going to be opened after shipping of the product, to encourage the adoption of 3D printing technology in schools.

 

 

Awards

TinyBoy 3D Printer had received different awards over the years, including:

  • Best Innovation (Innovative Technology) Bronze Award
    of Hong Kong ICT Awards 2015

  • First prize of Best Innovation Teaching tools
    of 29th China Adolescents Science & Technology Innovation Contest, 2014 
  • First prize of Best Innovation Teaching tools
    of Hong Kong Youth Science & Technology Innovation Competition, 2014

 

Mention in

 

Contact Information:

Wan Leung Wong
Parker Leung

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