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Brooklyn School Kids’ Tech Project on Gentrification Features 3D Printed Homes


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).

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