3D Printing Club hosted Calramon Mabalot as a guest speaker
Thank You Calramon Mabalot!
TLC Academy is very grateful for having Calramon Mabalot come in and showcase his remarkable 3D printing adventures. We know we will see more innovation coming from his business, Brother Robot in the future!
This week, on October 20, 3D printing club hosted our first guest speaker, Calramon Mabalot, a local entrepreneur, business owner and expert 3D designer. Currently, at age 10 (on right in image below), Calramon is enthusiastic about his 3D printing business, the design process and of course, his quadcopters. Calramon, at only age 10, was kind enough to demonstrate his quadcopter mods that he developed and perfected using a combination of 3D print parts, molds and custom polycarbonate designs. As an innovative design guru, he was able to create molds and prefect polycarbonate parts using a high heat toaster oven and a custom vacuum powered box that he engineered himself.
Background on 3D Printing Club in Scripps Ranch.
Welcome to TLC Academy’s 3D Printing club, where innovation isn’t a learning standard, it’s a reality! Beginning in the 2015-16 school year at the Scripps Ranch resource center, 3D printing club started off as a small group of a half dozen students who met weekly to collaborate, strengthen their modeling skills and share knowledge with the hope of creating… cool stuff, and that we did. Now, in 2016-17, the club size has exploded to over 20 students ranging from grade 6-12. Students use Autodesk 123D Design, Inventor, Fusion 360 and Onshape.com to create CAD models that are then be set up for 3D printing. Each week, at the end of club meetings, a raffle allows students to utilize the print minutes they receive weekly for attending (3 Minutes of print time each week = 1 medium sized print every 6 weeks). This year, custom printed designs have ranged from model lizards to specialized name tags to custom batman logos. In the coming months, we expect designs to become complex prototype iterations and finally testable and useful designs that solve real world problems.