Thank you MakerBot for being the catalyst for a new generation.
Makerbot has generously donated a majority of the funding needed to get our school it’s own Makerbot 3d printer through Donors Choose
Back when I was younger, the biggest impact to my future, and education was the Commodore Pet computers that my elementary school had acquired, later on the Apple IIe’s that Apple computer helped get into our schools. It taught me how to problem solve, program, and follow through.
The new generation was slowly losing touch with this do it yourself, figure it out sense of accomplishment. Computers and technology have become so much like appliances that there just isn’t that same feeling when you figure something out for the first time.
3d printing is currently at a stage where home personal computers were in the 70’s and 80’s. It was magical, and inspiring to figure things out. This is the opportunity we get to give this generation. The chance to adopt a technology and mold it to their own liking.
Thanks again to Makerbot and the maker community for creating a revolution in technology for future engineers, artists, and tinkerers.