Design Engineer Plans. Learn 3D printing skills to create three-dimensional blueprints and design plans.
Code Engineer Plans. Learn to how to code all or parts of engineering plans, architectural plans, or other design plans customized for each client.
Print Prototypes. Learn how 3D scanning is used for exact specifications, creating electronic engineering plans, and creating accurate prototypes and engineering plans.
Innovate. What improvements are needed? What inventions can be dreamed of and created? How does knowing customer needs and specifications cause greater creativity and new inventions?
Be Job Ready! Be the Employee or Job Creator of the Future…Now! 3D Africa uses a human-centered, empathy-driven engineering design process that integrates employment skills, understanding of others, and knowing how engineering solves problems in meeting human needs in any sector or industry.
3D Africa is problem-based, teaching innovation processes by understanding and empathizing with community, individual, at-risk peoples, and social needs and issues. By using real-world scenarios, participants learn to ask the right questions in design thinking and design processes. Solutions often fail because wrong questions were asked by design teams—participants learn how to ask right questions based on real data, real people, real situations, real barriers.
Real-World inventors, designers, engineers, musicians, and artists will be available by online or in-person means to demonstrate how they use 3D printing in engineering across sectors and to be a mentor in designing, creating, coding, and making 3D printed plans, products, and inventions.
- Make a prosthetic arm for a child born without an arm
- Print a house or school latrine
- Design and print a cell phone
- Print parts for a car, plane, spacecraft, machinery
- Make household items
- Print human organs for transplants
- Make dentures, eyeglasses, hearing aids
- Make art “visible” for those who are blind
- Print a whole car???
In 3D Africa you will learn to dream big, solve problems, and be a change leader for today and for the future!