The 3D Carvers are Arriving!
They’re getting close….a little closer….they’re here!
After three months of anticipation, the wait is coming to an end! Carveys and X-Carves are beginning to appear at the front doors of the 50 winning schools of the Inventables 3D carver contest.
Back in January, Inventables announced the winners of the contest to kickoff our mission of putting a 3D carving machine in every school in the U.S. by the end of the decade.
In Hawaii at Kailua Elementary, Greg Kent and his students built a cozy transparent home for their X-Carve. They have also been busy carving a sign to proudly welcome their guests to the Kailua Elemakery!
Kent recently told Inventables that he feels, “like the X-Carve has taken our makerspace to the next level! We have hit the ground running and are in the middle of ‘Design Thinking in the Garden’ with 2nd and 5th graders. It is a tool that promotes critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. The 5th graders are working with the 2nd graders to help them improve their gardens. So far students have created cardboard prototypes of raised bed markers, a gate, small tool storage, large tool storage, a watering arm, a bee house, a seed storage box, and a fruit harvesting pole. Next week the 5th graders will create the designs in Easel, create their supply list and begin creating the pieces on the X-Carve”.
In Massachusetts, teacher Jennifer Esty is leading her students on a Carvey adventure at Sparhawk School. With smiles on their faces, Jennifer and her students begin their out of the box Carvey experience!
At Loudoun Academy of Science in Sterling, Virginia, teacher Josh Ajima is helping his students create an awesome digital fabrication lab with a little help from their new friend Carvey. Check out Josh’s great post about his Carvey unboxing experience here!
Down south the fun is just beginning for three more of our winning schools! Bill Nebeker from Klein Independent School District in Texas, Megan McNinch from Sugar Creek Elementary in South Carolina and Kristie Wikane from Rockingham Middle School in North Carolina are all adding one more name to their class roster.
For more information on how you can sign up a school for Inventables new crowdfunding program, check out our website!