MakerBot wants to put a 3D printer in every US public school | Tech Culture – CNET News
NEW YORK — MakerBot wants to put a 3D printer in every school in the United States, and it\’s drumming up support from the industry and general public to make it happen.
While 3D printing, for now, remains a gimmick to many, it garnered enough attention for President Barack Obama to mention the emerging technology in his recent State of the Union Address. He described 3D printing as having the potential to \”revolutionize the way we make almost everything.\”
That sparked an idea in MakerBot founder and Chief Executive Bre Pettis. A former teacher, Pettis said MakerBot has \”education in its DNA\” during his remarks at the new initiative\’s launch at the flagship store in New York City.