February 15, 2014 - 1:12 PM
KAMLOOPS – A local tech education company opened some eyes when they held a 3D printer demonstration at Sahali Secondary School Friday.
John Bokla, the president of i3D Creatives, stopped by with a Ditto+ printer for the students to play with.
It was the first time the kids had seen a 3D printer and they had a blast printing things like iPhone cases or a gyro heart.
Bokla says his goal is to show young people the possibilities new technology holds.
His company is working with the school to start a 3D printing club so interested students can learn how to take an idea, turn it into a 3D computer model and then print the object, all in a matter of hours.
“The kids were very excited to see the 3D printer in action and understood the concepts of 3D printing very quickly,” Bokla said. "Kids today are growing up in a much more technologically savvy world than any generation has in the past.”
“They are learning and playing with new technologies and aren’t afraid to be wrong.”
Bolka, who is also a student at Thompson Rivers University, wants to help educate kids so they have a competitive advantage in tomorrow’s workforce.
Today’s youth are growing up with technology and tools never before available and according to Bolka, the opportunities are endless.
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