I am in Singapore this week at the APAC Education Partner Summit and it has been great meeting partners from across the region and hearing their enthusiasm for their businesses and how they’re connected in various ways.
Whilst here, I came across this great example of contextualising 3D printing for students. In the image above, students have designed and 3D printed scale models of various buildings in downtown Singapore and then placed them on a large map of the CBD. Most of the models were between 10-15cm high which gives you a sense of scale of the project. This project was on display at the Tanglin Trust School and various students were working on it.
To give you an alternative view of the same setting, here is two photos from the 22nd floor where some of the Microsoft offices are located:
You can identify the distinctive Marina Bay Sands hotel with the boat on top spanning the three buildings and in the first photo the tall buildings on the right are also in the 3D models made by the students.
I thought this was a cool idea for students.
UPDATE: I had a couple of other photos from another school in Singapore today also related to 3D Printing that I thought I would share. This is a 3D printed “Pi” Cup, where the sides of the cup are the number Pi: