3D Printing company Kabuku and Microsoft Japan embarked on a project to introduce students to basic coding and digital fabrication within the fun environment of the Minecraft game.
Sixth grade students at the Sarugaku Elementary School in Tokyo took part in a “Digital House Making” course, lasting ten 45-minute sessions. Its strategy is to attract the student’s attention with the Minecraft game and 3D printing technology in order to encourage them to learn about basic coding and 3D printing.
Kabuku integrated the Rinkak Avatar 3D Printing Solution into the Minecraft game, which allows the students to 3D print their full-colour digital house directly.
“The result of the tutorial project indicated that having 3D printed works in hand make it easier for students to compare 3D data to physical works; it also strengthens their sense of steric structure,” Kabuku writes.
Kabuku is determined to expand this project by partnering with further content providers.