HEI MAKERS will develop 5 outputs in the period of 2018-2019
Plugin for open software “Blender”
Open code sofware “Blender” is developed by Blender Foundation, a Dutch public-benefit corporation, established to support and facilitate the projects on blender.org. Blender licence allows to use software freely, gives the ability for independent developers adapt and modify Blender software for the needs of the community. During HEI MAKERS project the tools, which will let use Blender for 3D printing, would be developed and tested with the participants thus allowing them to learn how to use an open source software for 3D design and printing in both their study programmes and startup development. The innovative aspect is that the tools which will be developed are now not available in open source programmes for free use in education process. As the programme is open source, the plug-in will be available for other users and developers. The key point here is that only a small part of the software is developed in order to enable makerspace based education accessible for HEIs and their students.