Schools all around Australia are giving students access to 3D Printing by incorporating the technology into their classrooms, lesson plans and open access Makerspaces. Federal, State governments are seeing the importance of providing students easy access to 3D Printing and with the support of the community are creating grants and funding options to make it a realistic prospect to integrate 3D printers in our classrooms than ever before.
MakerSpace Maker provide free advice on setting up a maker space including help with available grants and grant writing. There is specific funding available to schools for makerspaces
Crowdfunding campaigns are a great way to engage a community of supporters, build enthusiasm and most importantly the funds to launch your makerspace. There are lots of great crowd-funding platforms out there available to schools.
Everybody loves a good Sausage Sizzle!
Don't underestimate the the power of uniting the community with white bread and burned meat. Set-up a sausage sizzle at school, or even better, let everyone know you are creating something awesome for your school by running it through your local Bunnings.