We brought 3D printing to the library’s Teen Zone, and it was awesome!
The kids at Oakland’s Main library were very interested and curious. They got to see every step in the process – from functions in OpenSCAD, to wireframe models on github, to sliced layers of gcode, to the spools of plastic melting before their eyes. There were definitely some aspiring designers in that bunch, and we look forward to seeing more kids at 3D Tuesdays!
We gave away lots of printed fridge magnets. If only the fractal necklaces didn’t take so long to print, I think they would have found a lot of happy homes as well … we need more 3D printers!
The event was part of Teen Tech Week, which also featured wearable tech workshops and LED origami. More photos here!