I had a strong sense affordable, personal 3D printers such as the MakerBot Replicator would empower makers like artists, tinkerers and students to realize projects that previously only existed in daydreams and sketchbooks.She described how her book could interest a broad audience, from curious kids to tech-savvy adults.
Leo the Maker Prince was written to appeal to children, and the illustrated story is complemented with photographs of professionally designed, friendly-looking objects I’m hoping will also appeal to designers and others who are interested in learning about new tools for making.Meet Diana, Build Character(s) If you’d like to learn more about this author’s approach to creativity, Diana will be speaking and signing books at the MakerBot Retail Stores on:
— Saturday January 18, 1:00pm: New York, NY
— Saturday January 25, 1:00pm: Boston, MA
— Saturday February 1, 1:00pm: Greenwich, CTAt the store, you’ll also see 3D printed models of characters and objects from Leo the Maker Prince on display. You can download the models from Thingiverse and make them yourself. One of Diana’s dreams is that children who make 3D prints from her story will become the innovators of tomorrow.
I’m hoping years from now, when that kid is a young adult, she will find that sheep or toy from the book on her shelf and remember the inspiration she got from reading the book.