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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MakerBot Aims to Put 3D Printers in Every School

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MakerBot will supply its Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer, pictured here, at a discounted price of $98 to classrooms. Credit: MakerBot.

MakerBot, the desktop 3D printer manufacturer recently acquired by Stratasys, wants to put a 3D printer in every school in the United States.

MakerBot has teamed with Donors Choose to help teachers aquire MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printers for their classrooms through crowdfunding.

Individuals and corporations can make tax-deductible donations to the MakerBot Academy 3D Printing package on the DonorsChoose.org website. Educators register on the site and can launch fundraising campaigns. For the discounted price of $98, classes will get a Replicator 2, three rolls of filament, a one-year warranty, and a teaching plan.

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“Makerbot has education in its DNA,” said Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, as reported by Giga OM. “Years ago, I was a teacher, and I’m looking forward to working with classrooms again.”

In addition to the crowdfunders, organizations like Autodesk, America Makes, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching funds to help the program get off the ground.

–Brian Lane

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