Update: July 15, 2014: Thanks for all the replies friends! We found a printing solution for this week!
One of the things that I am incredibly proud of at the University of St. Thomas is our STEPS camp. Every summer nearly 300 middle and high school aged girls participate in this weeklong, residential summer camp FREE of cost. They live on UST's campus, use the dorms and other facilities, and spend a week doing projects in our engineering and science laboratories!
This year my colleagues at the Center for Engineering Education, and my research students in the Playful Learning Lab, have introduced new Wearables content for STEPS. STEPS participants are learning e-textiles, soldering, coding, CNC machining, and many other topics. (I'll write more about STEPS later this summer!)
CALL FOR HELP:
Each Tuesday, 40 girls take an introduction to CAD and 3D Printing class taught by my amazing research students Jon and Ali. Then, between Tuesday night and Thursday morning's STEPS graduation, students Jon and Joe print out each girl's 3D model. It's been going great all summer... until now. Two of our printers are currently broken and we don't have the capacity to print each girl's project (typically a small bracelet, cuff or pendant to go with the Wearables thread for this year's camp). Down to one printer, we just don't have the ability to do all of this week's printing in time. This week's campers arrived today!
So... we're calling on all of you for help! If you are in the Twin Cities, have a 3D printer (that prints in PLA or ABS) and would be willing to print a file (or a few files) between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning, and drop the part(s) off at UST by Thursday morning at 10 am, we would be INCREDIBLY grateful for your help. Please email me at apthomas<AT>stthomas.edu for more details.
Thank you in advance for your help.