Eleven Year Old Boy Builds 3D Printer

By on February 24th, 2010 in learning

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Some may say 3D printing is a niche topic understandable only by ultrageeks, but we’re reading about Justin Urke, an eleven year old from Auburn, California who not only can use a 3D printer, but apparently has constructed his own! Even though he modified the design to increase the size of the build chamber from 4×4 inches to 8×12, he found the most challenging element of the project to be the software.

We’re not sure which printer design Justin based his design upon, but there are several he could choose from.

What does this mean? We think it shows two important things: first, there are sufficient designs, software and materials available to actually achieve this on your own. Second, it shows how capable young students can be if they have the passion to focus on a project that leverages the available information. Congratulations, Justin!

Via Auburn Journal

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!


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