thayamichi: Edwin, I was able to initiate the 3D printer with an iphone app, b…

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I was able to initiate the 3D printer with an iphone app, but not with a laptop. But I still need step by step procedure.
My student will be creating a prototype model using legos and scan and modify it with software. Is it possible?
So I would like to know how to scan an object and modify it with programming software as a prototype model prior to printing out.
As I read the manual and found that we need a canner separately(?) Is it available at your office?
Thank you

Nov 15 2017 - 3:31pm
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Hi Tomo,

We don’t currently have a 3D scanner, but there are a couple of options that might be helpful to you and your students.

With the Lego Digital Designer ( you can build Lego models on the computer. (Then you can export parts lists and go buy the bits you need.)

But there’s also a path you can take to get the models out of Digital Designer and into a format that can be 3D printed.

There are a variety of ways to do this—but here’s an (slightly over-complicated) example:

This software is in the video, but also pretty good and actively developed:

I’d be happy to draft up a few instructions to help with this process—I’m sure there are others grappling with the same sorts of questions.

Thank you!


Nov 16 2017 - 2:34pm
thayamichi's picture


I will try our your suggestions.

Thank you for your practical suggestions to actualize my students' engineering project.

Thank you


Nov 17 2017 - 12:49pm