Monday, July 23, 2018

Yekaterinburg gets a look at 3D printing pen up close

Magia Krause brought the world’s first-ever three-dimensional printing pen to Yekaterinburg last week.

The U.S. Consul General said Krause, an information resource officer from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, brought the 3D printing pen to Yekaterinburg and held seminars about changes in how inventors create their ideas in solid form.

Krause led workshops about LED bracelets and 3D modeling for librarians, teachers and students at Yekaterinburg’s Gymnasium No. 13 and the Gorky Library.

Krause discussed the importance of the maker movement. Supporters of the maker movement believe lectures are outdated tools for education. Instead, they recommend using interactive technology to create new inventions, such as 3D printing, to modernize arts and crafts, metalworking and woodworking.

Krause said another innovation is fab labs, which are workshops where inventors have the freedom and the room to create their inventions from practically nothing. There are no age restrictions for the inventors participating in fab labs.

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