LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Digital Arts Express will present the latest in 3-D printing technology to students in grades 3 through 5 in the Larchmont Public Library's parking lot on Thursday, Feb. 18.
Advanced computer technology such as program coding and 3-D printing are being taught to younger and younger children in order to make them competitive in today’s academic environment and to prepare them for today’s workplace. Today’s kids will very likely be far more technologically knowledgeable than their parents.
During the demonstration, students will learn about 3-D printers and how they work and how to safely operate and calibrate a 3-D printer. They will also learn how to load models into the machine and how to create their own objects using a free program called TinkerCAD.
The Digital Arts Express was created to provide the most cutting- edge technology in a state-of-the-art learning environment available to the Westchester community. Able to accommodate up to 10 students at once, the Digital Arts Express is essentially a Digital Arts Experience classroom on wheels.
The DAExpress is equipped with 10 brand-new Mac Book Pros, a Makerbot Replicator 2 3-D printer, and the best digital teaching tools.
Registration is required for the demonstration. Visit the library’s website at www.larchmontlibrary.org/children-programs/ to register.
The demonstration begins at 1 p.m.
The library is at 121 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont.
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