Plastic Fantastic - Aboriginal Teachers & Students Learn How to Use Autodesk Software and to 3D Print

Watch the inspiring video here.

ALPA is one of the largest independent employers of Aboriginal people in Australia, a demographic beset with a higher than average school drop-outs rates and equally high unemployment.

Project Title: 
Plastic Fantastic
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Project Date: 
Oct 2016

Autodesk Authorized Academic Partner, ModFab, provided participants from ALPA’s Community Development Programs in Milingimbi and Ramingining with training in designing and 3D printing with Tinkercad. 

                   Plastic bottles are melted to make filament
                      Learning to design with Tinkercad

Members of the community collected plastic trash and debris from the community and recycled it into plastic filament which they used to 3D print various objects such as phone chargers and lights.  

Hear what those who took part had to say about their experience. Click here to view the short video.

Other interesting articles regarding 3D printing can be found on our blog.