Nerve Centre recently held the ‘Creative Classrooms: Leaders’ event. This event saw the launch of Nerve Centre’s latest educational resource, ‘3D Printing in the Classroom: A Schools Handbook for Northern Ireland’ and the showcasing of 3D printing projects supported by Nerve Centre over the last 12 months.












Daemon3D Print provided the new bq Witbox Go! as a prize for this event and the teacher who won was delighted!


The prize winner receiving their Witbox Go!


Nerve Centre’s new 3D Printing Handbook for Schools is available for free on their website and it has been published in partnership with Northern Ireland’s Creative Learning Centres and FabLab NI to provide teachers and school leaders with impartial guidance and inspiration around the 3D printing in the Classroom.


Last year, Daemon3D Print supplied Nerve Centre with 16 Hephestos 2 3D Printers, which were provided to schools across Northern Ireland. This experience was used as a case study in the 3D Printing Handbook for Schools. 78 schools, both primary and post-primary from across Northern Ireland applied to participate in this project, showing the desire to embed 3D printing within schools. The aim of the project was to make 3D printing accessible to schools and teachers who had an interest and enthusiasm in introducing 3D printing within their class. There were no technical skills in 3D printing required and all that was necessary was that they have the drive and ambition to learn and deliver an in-class project.


 Workshops with the bq Hephestos 2 3D Printers


Nerve Centre created this handbook because “as 3D printers become ever more important in business and enterprise, schools have also sought to utilize them as a tool which takes creativity, design and IT skills and applies them to learning throughout the curriculum. This new resource provides schools with key information around what 3D printing is and how it is impacting upon the workplace, before looking at its potential role in Education and providing a series of subject-specific exemplars of ways in which 3D printing can support learning across the curriculum.



There is also a guide to selecting and buying a 3D printer and a series of case studies from schools across the world to equip teachers with the essential knowledge required to deliver innovative creative learning in their classrooms.”


Visit the below link to the Nerve Centre website to download the Handbook: