-Eddie Krassenstein, Why 3D Printing Needs to Take Off in Schools Around the World, 2014.
Tinkercad is a free website used for the design of objects for 3D printing. Built in a fashion that is extremely user friendly, projects can be created from dragging and dropping shapes and holes to stack, build, and interact with one another. Tutorials are provided for further instruction and ultimate productivity. Thingiverse is another free website that is a platform for the publishing of 3D model designs created through Tinkercad (or elsewhere) for sharing of ideas. Downloads are available and the designs can then be ordered and sent to 3D printers so that users can physically have these products to use. Because of this, a larger community of creaters will benefit from unique minds working both together and individually in our valued world wide classroom. Change begins to happen, and redefinition of the way we teach and learn stems from this.