How A 3D Printer Can Help You Cheat On Your Japanese Homework

Homework sucks! It does. With the help of a 3D printer, one Japanese person figured out a way to make it go faster.

Japanese students (or students of Japanese, for that matter) have numerous writing exercises that force them to scribble the same kanji characters over and over again. It's rote memory.

Twitter user Hitoshinshi created this tri-pencil holder via a 3D printer, making it so easy to repeatedly write 焼肉定食 ("yakiniku teishoku" or "set meal with grilled meat"). Not sure why you'd do that phrase for homework, but whatever.

3D printers or not, cheating is bad. Don't do it!

書き取り練習用鉛筆を3Dプリンターで作って見た [ひとしんし2.0]


    Trying to look for ANY relevance whatsoever to Kotaku...

    None found.

      Eh for one its a Bashcraft article so don't pay that much attention
      secondly Otaku culture includes other "nerd" interests. SO it is relevant in that aspect.

        I don't want to get boggled down in semantics. If this should be anywhere it should be on Lifehacker.

          Dude its a blog, a blog that gets a lot of its content from the American kotaku.
          Blogs publish whatever they want.

    I could have done the same thing with 3 pencils and some tape


      I've done that without even using tape! Just wrapping my giant hand around three pencils. Still, kudos to the guy - maybe he has small hands.

    Doesnt this kind of cheating defeat the whole exercise part of homework. I know when I did maths I would do 1 question 3 or 4 times and then attempt other questions. If I got them right, it meant I understood the way to use the formula or how it all works.

    Cheating is lame. If you cheat it means you really don't want to learn, though learning something you already completely understand can be a waste of time.

    @hydroleks It's not the same though. You don't do the same maths question 50 times in a row now do you? Just imagine: if you had to answer the same question 50 times, and you had to show your working and steps to deducing the answer for each, it's not really practice anymore, it's just tedious repetition.

    Granted this is writing practice, but there are people who find it a chore to write the same words and strokes multiple times over and over again.

    Last edited 10/05/13 9:46 am

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