Organize and Run JellyBOX Class

The JellyBOX Kit:

The JellyBOX 4 DIY kit arrives in a single box with over 500 components, organized into packages:

  • Frame
  • Bed
  • Motors
  • Extruder
  • Electronics
  • Tools
  • Hardware Box
  • Power Supply
  • Filament

    It includes everything you need to build the JellyBOX and start 3D printing.


    The build documentation is available for free on the Imade3D online e-learning system, based on the popular Moodle LMS platform.

    It is licensed as Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). 


    How Many Printers ?

    The most efficient class setup is when each student builds their own JellyBOX. For this scenario, we recommend having up to 12 printers in the classroom.

    If more than one student is building a JellyBOX, we recommend up to 3 students per JellyBOX. The build space must be large enough to accommodate all students and two desks for each JellyBOX.


    From Which Age?

    The JellyBOX can be used at all levels, from elementary through high school and even college.
    The minimum recommended age for class participants is 11-12 years, though younger children as young as 7 years can participate in family settings under the guidance of a tech-savvy adult.

    The build time depends on the age and skills of the students.


    How Long Does the Build Take?

    The total build time without breaks, from start to print, is about 6 hours. The curriculum is structured to allow adjustments for different scenarios. In STEM classes, it can be split into 45-minute blocks, while in summer camps it can be just two sessions of 3 hours each.


    What Makes JellyBOX Unique?

    The JellyBOX printer itself boasts quiet, fast, and reliable operation. Its transparent acrylic frame not only enhances safety by shielding moving and heated parts but also invites curiosity, allowing students to observe every aspect of the printing process.

    What sets the JellyBOX apart is its innovative design, which facilitates disassembly and reassembly.

    After completing the build, students can return all components to the box, ready for the next group to reconstruct.

    This cycle of building and rebuilding not only fosters an environment where previous students mentor newcomers but also offers excellent value, optimizing the return on investment for educational institutions.


    Best Educational Uses for JellyBOX

    Ideal for a variety of educational settings, the JellyBOX 3D Printer DIY kit is particularly beneficial for:

      • STEM Classes
      • After-School Programs
      • Summer Camps
      • Enrichment Programs

    There are no special skills required for teachers to run the JellyBOX build classes.


    How Should Teachers Start?

    The best way to start is to build the JellyBOX themselves, ideally attending Professional Development for teachers, which covers not only the JellyBOX build but also 3D printing and 3D modeling basics.

    Click here to read more about Professional Development.

    Requesting More Information

    Fill out the form below to arrange an on-line meeting to discuss the best options for running the JellyBOX class.

    JellyBOX Class Form