Kids Print Up Summer Fun at Makerbot

Andrew Traynor, who just finished 5th grade at Riverside Elementary, displays two of his creations:  action figures featuring scans of his own head.  Credit:  Nicola Traynor

Andrew Traynor, who just finished 5th grade at Riverside Elementary, displays two of his creations: action figures featuring scans of his own head. Credit: Nicola Traynor

 

Screen Shot 2014-07-10 at 10.10.16 AMFor a unique camp experience, look no further than the Makerbot store on Greenwich Avenue!  The camp’s 3-D printing technology offers a rare alternative to typical summer activities, challenging children to combine creative skills with problem solving and planning.

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GHS ’14 Grad Janine Jay helps with a print. Credit: Nicola Traynor

The store’s site explains, “With guidance from a MakerBot Retail Operator, campers ages 7-14 can learn how to make and customize their own 3D print from start to finish. They’ll also have fun using the 3D Photo Booth to make 3D self portraits to remix with their new creations.”

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This pyramid on display unfolds to reveal the many labeled chambers inside, printed at the store. Credit: Nicola Traynor

The result?  Not only does the camp offer a fun and exciting experience, but it equips children with tools to apply their imaginations into a concrete result.

 

 

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Riverside dad Gary Traynor displays one of Makerbot’s creations, a fully functional ukelele. Credit: Nicola Traynor

 

The store is now offering a new camp every week, running Monday through Thursday.  For more information on how to enroll, visit this page.

 

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