3D printing company MakerBot is aiming to put a 3D printer in every school in the United States of America. CEO of MakerBot Bre Pettis writes that students have to become ready for the future and MakerBot wants to play a role in making them ready for it. They call it MakerBot Academy.
That’s why the company has started the initiative called MakerBot Academy. The company works together with DonorsChoose.org, America Makes and Autodesk to have people donating money for the implementation of professional 3D printers in school. Donators can even choose the school(s) they want to fund, so they can turn this into some sort of a personal donation. It costs almost 3000 dollars to support for a 3D printer.
“MakerBot Academy is a big thing. It is epic. There are around 100,000 schools in the USA and we want those students to be ready for the future,” wrote Pettis in a blog post. “We need to encourage our teachers and our youth to think differently about manufacturing and innovation.” Pettis has personally pledges to put a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer in public high schools in Brooklyn, which is home ground to MakerBot.