The new MakerBot and Autodesk Tinkercad compatibility, a first-in-class connection between 3D design and 3D printing, is now available. Users can export models directly to My MakerBot, all without ever leaving their web browsers. This new connection brings two essential STEM learning tools together and empowers educators to easily equip students with critical design and problem-solving skills.
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How it Works
To try this new cloud-enabled feature, first navigate to Tinkercad.com
If you don’t see your printer, don’t worry! Simply connect the printer to the Cloud via WiFi or internet, then use MakerBot Print or the MakerBot Mobile app to add and authenticate your MakerBot 3D printer.
With this new simplified system, students can take their ideas from a lesson plan, to 3D design, all the way to 3D printing on any device, including Chromebooks.
This new Tinkercad-MakerBot connection broadens access to 3D printing for classrooms and adds to a growing collection of MakerBot resources for educators, including the new MakerBot Educators Guidebook and the world’s lesson plan library and community, Thingiverse Education.