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'LEO the Maker Prince' Explains & Shows 3D-Printing to Kids

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Jan 4, 2014 • References: leothemakerprince and psfk
'LEO the Maker Prince' is the title of Carla Diana’s children’s book, that teaches kids about 3D-printing. The story tells the tale of Carla, who ended up becoming an accountant instead of following her dreams to become an artist. This all changes when she meets LEO, the Maker Prince, who is a 3D-printing robot.

Of course one of the best ways to get a grasp on 3D-printing is to actually make something and one of the huge selling points of this story is that its characters can be downloaded and 3D-printed.

In addition to Carla and LEO, other objects from the story can be printed as well, including toy instruments, shoes and hamster houses. The book is a fantastic way to educate kids about 3D printing, since it blends reading with an actual demonstration and encourages play.