Carla wanted to become an artist when she grew up. She became an accountant instead. Carla’s calm life was upended when she met LEO, the Maker Prince. And through LEO’s magic — 3D printing — Carla finally became the artist she’d long ago wished to be.
Oh, to be a little kid these days. I can only imagine what it’s like to be five years old and be told that you could make virtually anything you can dream of with a 3D printer. It would feel pretty empowering. Maybe a little too empowering? The ethical dilemmas of 3D printing, judging from press release quotes from the author and publisher, are addressed in the book’s pages.
Written for young readers, parents, teachers, artists, and designers, LEO takes a fanciful, beautifully illustrated trip through the emerging technologies that allow anyone, accountant or child, to become a maker. Best of all, each of the objects featured in the book are 3D printable, their instructions available for free download.
“This book serves to illustrate the potential of 3D printing to bring new objects into our lives, as well as its potential to enable people to become makers,” says author Carla Diana. “By putting these ideas into the hands of children, we can help jumpstart our ambassadors for the future.”
“LEO the Maker Prince invites us to consider how we feel about 3D printers and what we want them to do,” adds Maker Media CEO and founder Dale Dougherty.
LEO the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing is available now on Amazon.