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Leo the Maker Prince is a book about 3D printing for the rest of us

Leo the Maker Prince

If you’ve followed us for a while then you know we LOVE 3D printing. The possibilities for the technology range from printing your own nuts and bolts for that Ikea couch to a heart valve that will extend your life. And the storytelling possibilities? Well, we haven’t scratched the surface yet.

Thus, the excitement.

But here’s a wonderful way to get up to speed on the uses of the tech, and the types of 3D printing that exist today. Leo The Maker Prince may look like a kids book, but it’s made for all ages. And let’s face it, when it comes to 3D printing, we’re all kids.

From the book description:

LEO the Maker Prince teaches children (both young and old) about 3D printing by following Carla and LEO’s journey through Brooklyn. LEO is a walking, talking robot who has the magical ability to to print (in plastic) any object that Carla draws. The other robots have their own special capabilities: H1-H0 prints in metal, Sinclair-10 can find and print objects from a huge catalog of designs, and the others (including AL1C3-D, IRIS-7, and NiXie) have unique talents, too. Readers can come along for the journey, too: all of the objects in the book are printable one way or another.

Read more about the book on Core77 and the official book site, Leo the Maker Prince. (where you can download designs to print out on your eventual 3D printer)

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