MakerBot Wants To Put 3D Printers In Every School In America With MakerBot Academy Initiative
The MakerBot Academy initiative is a partnership with America Makes and Autodesk, and the group has lofty goals in mind--namely, ensuring that the next industrial revolution happens in the U.S. and is driven by the innovations of 3D printing. MakerBot cited President Obama’s call to action in the State of the Union address, when he said, “3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. We must ensure that the Next Industrial Revolution in manufacturing will happen in America. We can get that done.”
The MakerBot Academy bundles consist of a 3D printer (the Makerbot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D to be exact), which will run Autodesk software, as well as three spools of PLA filament and one year of MakerBot’s service and protection plan.
You can donate at crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org, which is also where teachers can register for a bundle.