Crowdfunding Program Aims to Expand Schools' Access to 3D Carving Machines

Crowdfunding Program Aims to Expand Schools' Access to 3D Carving Machines

Inventables announces a new pilot crowdfunding program to help elementary and secondary schools raise funds for their own 3D carving machine.

Backers can pledge an amount of their choosing to schools participating in the crowdfunding program and help them raise the $2,000 needed for a tabletop 3D carving machine, called Carvey. Each school has a dedicated 30-day campaign page, where pledgers can browse sample student projects, read the stories of the teachers behind the campaigns, and connect directly with those teachers and students to learn more. Kicking off the pilot is St. Mark's School in El Paso, Texas, where Makers Lab Teacher Veronica Herron is raising funds for a Carvey and additional materials to create a more collaborative, hands-on curriculum for her 500 students.

Inventables plans to launch an additional 25 crowdfunding campaigns through summer 2016 and expand the program to more schools in the fall after the pilot phase comes to a close.

For more information about the 50 States Program and to nominate a school in your area to receive their own 3D carving machine, visit https://www.inventables.com/50states.

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