Extreme Redesign 3D Challenge

If you can think it, you can Dig It. Fab It. Make It!

Last week Dig It. Fab It. Make It. attendees were inspired by forward-thinking presenters, student designers and educators at the forefront of the digital fabrication movement. It’s impossible to choose one highlight so let’s break the day down: “Today we program computers and machines. Tomorrow we program matter itself”  Skylar Tibbits captivated the audience with… read more

Inventor of 4D Printing is Keynote Speaker for Dig it. Fab it. Make it.

Ask your students this: What if we could design objects that evolve and adapt to inclement weather instead of fracturing? The AET Labs team is thrilled to announce Skylar Tibbits, founder of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT, as this year’s keynote speaker at Dig It. Fab It. Make It., May 3rd at WPI. In this… read more

Extreme Redesign 2018 Announced

Chances are if you were to give your savvy students a product to critique they would quickly assess it and think “I can make this better”, and they’d probably be right! Why not harness that “making” enthusiasm into an engineering design learning opportunity?   Extreme Redesign is a global quest sponsored by Stratasys and GrabCAD… read more

Winners of the 2017 Stratasys Extreme Redesign Challenge Announced

This year’s Extreme Redesign Challenge saw more than 900 entries from student inventors, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs, but it’s come time to pick the winners. We are proud to announce the winners of the Stratasys 2017 Extreme Redesign Challenge. Judging submissions from more than 900 student inventors, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs, this year’s contest was co-hosted by GrabCAD and… read more

Thanks to All Who Participated in this Year’s Extreme Redesign Challenge & Digital Fabrication Showcase!

AET Labs would like to express our wholehearted appreciation to all who attended this year’s Extreme Redesign Challenge: New England Semifinals and Digital Fabrication Showcase – especially in view of our “Extreme” weather reschedule!  To our student competitors – Not only were your designs impressive, but your outstanding presentations got rave reviews from all in… read more

Extreme Re-Schedule for the 2017 Digital Fabrication Tech Showcase & Challenge

While we were hoping for a false alarm, Winter Storm Stella is certainly delivering on its promise to unleash its wrath on the New England states! Thanks to our friends at WPI our team has been able to reschedule the 2017 Digital Fabrication Tech Showcase & Extreme Redesign SemiFinal Competition for NEXT Tuesday March 21st. We… read more

Why Encouraging Students to Fail is the Best Trend in Education 

And how 3D printing can help STEAM students to learn from their mistakes. Persistence. Resilience. Flexibility. These are the current buzzwords in education, and they particularly complement the STEAM education model. Fact based learning and leading students to the “right” answer was the mainstream model of the year’s past. Let’s face it, children today are growing… read more

See the Latest in Digital Fabrication Technology in Action – March 14th at WPI

Digital Fabrication Showcase - 2017

AET’s 3rd annual Digital Fabrication Technology Showcase is fast approaching! New England educators are invited to learn how integrating digital fabrication technology into their school’s curriculum can promote design-thinking and innovation. This year’s showcase at the WPI Campus in Worcester, will feature a series of interactive Learning Labs to demonstrate the latest in digital fabrication machines & tools… read more