Engage. Enrich. Grow young minds. This is the groundwork being laid for Hong Kong students, as Hong Kong’s IT solutions company Dynamic Technologies Services Limited (DTSL) and Australia’s Makers Empire forge a new parternship, bringing 3D design and 3D printing into Hong Kong classrooms. Students and teachers in Hong Kong will profit intellectually with the recent project to put 3D printing products and support into Hong Kong primary schools.
Following in step with historical technology icons (think Apple, IBM, Dell), they know the first place to start is with enriching young minds and seeing them follow through into the career market. With the simplicity of Makers Empire products, “the world’s easiest to use software,” users don’t need to be CAD designers before they have the green light to use the products. Their goal is to attract young people with software that allows them to pick up 3D modeling skills quickly, while having fun and working together in classroom groups.
Australian-based Makers Empire is made up of a group of closely knit designers intent on making 3D design accessible to all, and especially students. Combined with DTSL’s superior range of 3D printer solutions, they will supply the 3D design software for tablets, as well as lesson plans and teacher’s portals for primary schools in Hong Kong. Young Hong Kong students will be able to use their favorite tablets to design, and then 3D print with expert support from DTSL.
DTSL is one of the leading IT solution providers for the Hong Kong and Macau regions, providing solutions and support in 3D printing and scanning, IT infrastructure and security solutions. Their clientele span various industries from primary and secondary schools to higher education, design and manufacturing businesses, as well as the jewelry, architect/interior design, and finance sectors.
“DTSL is a regional leader in 3D printing in Asia, and Makers Empire is excited that together we will enable any consumers and schools in Hong Kong to experience the magic of design and 3D printing without the need to learn CAD or have technical expertise,” said Makers Empire CEO, Jon Soong.
The Makers Empire Learning program for schools includes:
- Volume licensed software
- Unit/lesson plans aligned to the Australian Curriculum and England’s National Curriculum
- Web portal for teachers
- Professional development (online/blended)
The DTSL/Makers Empire partnership will not only strengthen the minds of Hong Kong children, but also further solidify their position in the 3D printing industry, as they make even larger strides in providing complete 3D printing solutions for both schools and the ever-growing consumer market in their regions.
Technology obviously requires a largely human element, and companies of today realize that needs to be nurtured from the ground up. Kids are lucky, as technology companies continue to court them and invest in them with products that feed their young minds—and what a better way to catch their attention than with cool tablet apps that allow them to make their own designs and see them to fruition through 3D printing. Discuss the ways in which 3D printing is changing the education space, in the Makers Empire/DTSL education forum thread on 3DPB.com. Below you will see some of what this initiative is doing.
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