By the end of the decade Inventables wants a 3D carver in every school in the USA. To kickstart the project they have committed to President Obama and the White Houseto donate a 3D carver to a school in every state. This year, they launched a contest aimed at identifying schools committed to creating more opportunities for their students to design, prototype and build their ideas and prepare themselves for careers in advanced manufacturing, industrial design, and engineering. 3D carving machines, historically known as computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling machines, are making it easier, faster and more efficient for individuals to digitally fabricate designs using a variety of materials, from foam and wood to acrylic, and even metal.
The contest had a three round process, and a school that FNI designed Maker Spaces for has won for Michigan. Congratulations to the student and teachers at Hillel Day School of Metro Detroit!