I have just learned that we have a 3D printer, unfortunately I don't know the model and make. I was thinking about trying to print a PDB structure with it (just for fun now, but could be interesting for teaching). Is there software that allows to convert PDB files into formats supported by 3D printers, or has anyone tried this before and can share their experience. Or does this not make sense? Coding 3-D printers - The newest sub-field of bioinformatics? is somewhat related but focuses on lab equipment.
You need a converter from the PDB format to openSCAD or at least to STL). There was a post on the makerbot website for the openscad converter but it is now 404ing but seems to be replaced by this post which includes a link to a fortran binary for conversion to openSCAD.