Brooklyn School Kids’ Tech Project on Gentrification Features 3D Printed Homes
- Debra Thimmesch for 3D Print January 29th, 2015
- Source: http://3dprint.com/40413/first-lego-league-3d-print/
Combined efforts to keep elementary school children in the technological development loop transformed a grade school science project into a collaborative venture that fused science, technology (including 3D printing and robotics), and urgent social issues. The non-profit organization FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) joined forces with Lego® to create the FIRST Lego League (FLL), which introduces elementary and middle school students to “real-world engineering challenges by building Lego-based robots designed to complete tasks on a thematic surface.”
FIRST, which is based in Manchester, New Hampshire, was founded in 1989 by entrepreneur Dean Kamen(probably best known for inventing the Segway PT).