Inventables is on a mission to put a 3D carver in every U.S. school by the end of the decade. To kickstart the project we committed to President Obama and the White House to donate a 3D carver to a school in every state. In early 2016 we announced the winners.
Inventables CEO Zach Kaplan announced the program during his Keynote at Technori in Chicago.
Our donation of the first 50 got the ball rolling but there are 98,817 schools in the United States so we have a lot of work to do. 3D literacy is an emerging field and new resources, tools, and technologies are at the very early stages of being accessible to students. In some schools budgets have not been planned for 3D carving or MakerLabs or the budgets are too small to make a meaningful impact. With this program you can sign up to do a mini crowd funding to help your school get a 3D carving machine.