What Can Teens With Disabilities Make With A MakerBot?

Anything they want.

There was a phenomenal event over the weekend hosted by DIYAbility which showed what a great tool The Replicator can be for people with disabilities that cause limited mobility and hand control. Especially now that we only sell fully assembled and tested machines, anyone can start making things almost right away.

The workshop’s goal was to expose some teens to personal creation technology using a MakerBot Replicator. John writes,

As more people with disabilities have access to computers through operating system accessibility features, joysticks, head mice and eye gaze, whatever the technology is used to gain access, 3D printing is also an option for them to explore their creativity, make custom devices and perhaps find interests that become sustainable careers.

So awesome. And we have to give a big shoutout to our friends at Tinkercad, whose design program is perfect for introducing people to the world of 3D design. DIYAbility led workshop participants through some of the Tinkercad lessons to give these kids their first 3D models. These are some rad teens with great patience, and we’re happy to read about their fun with MakerBot.

It’s also great to read that the hosts of the event found it easy to learn on The Replicator right along with the kids.

3D printing was new to the group, even to myself but it was simple to make small objects and learn about this process – one more cool trick that personal computers can perform.

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