MakerBot Retail | Learning 3D Design, From Uganda to the US
| by Ben Millstein
The MakerBot Retail Store in Greenwich, CT is a long way from Gayaza High School in Uganda. But that’s not going to stop elementary school students in both places from learning about 3D printing, thanks to our relationship with educational non-profit Level Up Village.
This series of lessons will teach students how to make battery-powered reading lights with 3D printed cases, the first of many projects we at MakerBot hope will provide electricity solutions for the developing nation. To make this goal more personal for students, the girls at Gayaza High School have been sending videos and photos documenting the lack of electrical infrastructure in Uganda. Students in Uganda and the US will use this data to inform their designs.
MakerBot is donating a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer to the students of Gayaza High School, and we’ll be eagerly awaiting the results.
But you don’t have to wait. Participate! Sign your fourth and fifth graders up for the course at the Greenwich MakerBot Retail Store.