Warriors, Makerbot and America Makes Team Up to Bring 3D Printing to Oakland High School
Warriors Forward Harrison Barnes to Deliver 3D Printer On Monday, March 10
The Golden State Warriors and MakerBot, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, along with President Obama’s 3D Printing Institute, America Makes, are partnering to donate a MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer to Oakland High School, the team announced today. Warriors Forward Harrison Barnes, Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, and Ralph Resnick, Founding Director of America Makes will hand-deliver the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer to Oakland High School on Monday, March 10.
The donation of the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer is part of the MakerBot Academy program, which is supported by America Makes and the White House, and has the goal of putting a MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer in every school in America. To help accomplish this objective, corporations like the Warriors and individuals like Harrison Barnes are getting involved and showing their support for implementing cutting edge technology like 3D printers in schools, and empowering the next generation to become makers, creators, future engineers, architects and entrepreneurs leading the Next Industrial Revolution. With education and technology as key pillars for the Warriors community outreach efforts, the Warriors, MakerBot and America Makes will continue to partner to bring additional 3D printers to schools in the Bay Area to further education and advanced technology in Bay Area schools.
In a few short months, the MakerBot Academy initiative has helped teachers in more than 1,000 public schools throughout the U.S. obtain a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, which has the potential to reach 300,000+ students and empower them with 3D printing.