Youths can learn about 3D printing and give back to the community!
Typically at ToyPrints we bring our 3D Printing Programs to summer camps, foster homes, after school programs and other youths and teens in the Austin-area in-person. With today’s challenging times, we can’t bring the programs in person, so we’ve developed virtual programming and online materials for youths to learn about 3D-printing and give back to the community. We take the 3D-printed youth-designed thank you gifts, thank you notes and 3D-printed mask strap extenders to essential workers throughout Austin.
In our virtual programming youths and teens can:
- Learn about 3D printing and applications during the pandemic
- Practice brainstorming & drawing a thank you gift for essential workers
- Submit a final thank you message & gift design we will 3D-print and deliver to essential workers
- Receive a photo of their final design 3D printed and the organizations that they supported!
- (NEW!) Develop CAD design of their gift and submit it to be printed
- (NEW!) Engage with us to print & deliver designs to essential workers
We’ve gotten incredibly positive feedback from the youths and partner organizations about the addition of community engagement. The community has rallied around our mission and several organizations, businesses and individuals have raised their hand and offered their services to help us to bring the program to life. And positive feedback from essential worker groups in the community that have received the thank you gifts and mask strap extenders.
Thank you so much to our partners at Andy Roddick Foundation, The Settlement Home for Children, Trinity School, UT’s Women in Mechanical Engineering, Region 13 STEM Programming, Generation SERVE, Capital Factory, and many more who are and have supported our mission!
Check out ToyPrints Virtual Program Full Content– Learn about 3D printing, brainstorming, design & submit an object
Print or Review ToyPrints Virtual Program Workbook– 3-page workbook to guide you through brainstorming, designing and printing
Print ToyPrints Virtual Program 3D Design – one page final design sheet
No Printer? No Problem! Use your own paper, take a photo and submit here.