The Leys School Design & Technology - Additive manufacturing

A project by: Nicola Perkins

pledged of £1,999 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
Innovation Prototyping - leading to endless possibilities of innovation for the future


Number of students that will benefit: 530

Age of students: 12-18

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 0%


About us

We are based in Cambridge and are updating the facilities in the Design and Technology department. We have integrated STEM into the school and are starting F1 in schools, Robocon, GO4SET and the BP Challenge 2019.

What do we want?

We would like to buy a 3D printer to help us prototype for these projects.

Who is this for?

This is for our whole school, to use across a range of subjects and in particular STEM.

Why do we want it?

3D prototyping will allow our students to visualise their projects in small scale. Students will be able to modify and gain feedback with an iterative approach to their learning in lessons. This will be able to demonstrate more clearly and allow them to interact with the subject matter in a totally new way.


1 x Ultimaker 2+ retails @ £1,790.99 + vat. - with a discount @ £1,701.44

Total: £1,998.74 (incl. VAT)


If we're looking to reach our target, then we'd like to go for the Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D printer. 

Total: £3,535.00


We would appreciate any donations please. No matter how small, your generosity can make a difference.

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Rocket Fund is a pilot project by Nesta. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833