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Dremel DigiLab

Dremel DigiLab has entered unheard of territory with the LC40: A powerful Desktop Laser Cutter that is easy-to-use, consistent, and most importantly safe. Unlock full creative potential by cutting, scoring, engraving, and/or gray scaling a wide variety of materials effortlessly.

The Dremel Laser Software breaks printing down into three steps: Place, Prepare, and Print. Take the guess work out of the biggest laser cutting challenge.

Epilog Lasers

Since 1988, Epilog Laser has worked hard to become the leader in the laser engraving, cutting and marking industry.

Insulated Building Construction

In this Gateway To Technology (GTT) - Green Architecture curriculum, a team of 10 students uses building plans for a single-story shed with insulated walls, one window, and one door. The team of students is divided into smaller teams of two, each constructing a different part of the shed. Learning as they build, students follow the process of constructing a scale model of a storage shed, which includes framing the side walls, building a back wall and covering it with sheathing, framing and sheathing window walls, and completing the door wall. The students then put all of the walls together, set the roof trusses, soffits, fascias, and sheathe the roof. Students will also insulate the walls of the shed.  

During the constuction portion of the project, students will find plenty of highly useful construction information—such as the kinds, sizes, and grades of lumber available—as well as fascinating histories and facts about significant building structures. As students insulate the shed, they will learn about heat loss for the winter and summer seasons in their area as well as the concepts of thermal conduction and convection.

DEPCO Insulated Building Construction Kit for PLTW Green Architecture product ordering options:

550120 - Insulated Building Construction Project*
- Build Guide and CD with Activities
- Insulated Building Construction Kit (2)
- Set of Building Templates (2)
550100 - Additional Insulated Building Construction Kit
550101 - Additional Insulated Building Construction Student Activity Guide and CD
960001-02 - Additional Building Templates
960100 - Replenish Kit (Studs and dimensional lumber)
550104 - Insulation Replenish Kit
* Recommended two per 20 students 550116 - Roof & Walls Sheathing Replenish Kit

MakerBot

MakerBot believes there's an innovator in everyone. As a global leader in desktop 3D printing, we set the standard in reliability and ease-of-use by providing effective solutions for every stage of the desktop 3D printing process. From the start, we have also redefined what's possible for makers of all walks by introducing many industry firsts.

Founded in 2009, MakerBot was one of the first companies to make 3D printing accessible and affordable with our first 3D printer, the Cupcake CNC. In 2010, we became the first company to present a 3D printer at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Now, 3D printing is its own category there with a myriad of 3D printing companies in attendance each year. After being acquired by Stratasys in 2013, we introduced the first Wi-Fi connected desktop 3D printer in 2014.

Today, we are proud to both serve the largest install base of 3D printers worldwide and run the largest 3D design community in the world.

NextEngine

The NextEngine 3D Scanner captures full-color objects using multi-laser precision. After an object is scanned, designers can transfer the scanned object to various formats, including: STL, OBJ, VRML, and XYZ. Scanned models can also be exported to various design software.

RobotsLAB

The RobotsLAB team of roboticists, engineers, teachers and professors developed the RobotsLAB BOX, an all-in-one tailored solution featuring the best robots; A STEM curriculum aligned with TEKS, STAAR and Common Core Standards; and a tablet allowing teachers to control the robots, and run exercises and lessons in the palm of their hand without any prior experience with robotics. 

At RobotsLAB it is their goal to make STEM teaching fun and engaging for teachers and students.

VEX Robotics

Vex Robotics creates tools that educators and mentors will use to shape the learners of today into the problem solving leaders of tomorrow.