Robox RBX01 3D Printer
The two companies will work together to deliver the RBX01 Robox 3D Printer and a range of associated educational resources to secondary schools across the country. In total, 5,000 schools are being contacted regarding the partnership between Robox, one of the UK’s leaders in 3D printing technology, and Kitronik, specialists in providing electronic project kits and supporting resources to the educational sector.
“Inspiring people to create their own electronics products, especially younger people, is a founding principle of Kitronik,” Kevin Spurr, Co-founder of Kitronik explained. “We think that creating products in the classroom through a combination of Kitronik kits & resources and Robox 3D printers can also help pupils become interested in technology, make 3D printing a practical reality for schools and motivate pupils to take their interest in technology further.”
The Robox 3D printer has been designed with simplicity and accessibility in mind, which CEL believes makes it the ideal tool to get children started with 3D printing in the classroom. Promoting safety with a locked lid system and controlled via Robox’s AutoMaker software, the machine is very easy to use and also features direct access to My Mini Factory, an online library of 3D printed designs which can be downloaded to the printer.
Kevin added: “In our view the Robox 3D printer is perfect for the classroom and also hobby 3D printer users because of its affordability and two year warranty, but also due to its unique features. It has a dual-nozzle system which allows printing in an extremely wide range of resolution and at print speeds up to 300% faster than the closest competitors. It also features the ability to pause and resume print jobs, meaning mistakes can be corrected without having to start again, perfect for school use.”
Chris Elsworthy, managing director of CEL Robox, commented: “We wanted to work with Kitronik as they have always impressed us with their enthusiasm for inspiring young people to become interested in electronics and design and technology. The company has a fantastic resource base and range of projects available which is why they are so popular with schools across the UK. Pooling our resources and products together will enable people to express their creativity and develop really interesting 3D printed projects.”