Helping The Blind To See Is No Miracle At This Korean School.
3D Tek created a yearbook for visually impaired children in South Korea with the help of the Touchable Yearbook Agency. Instead of only getting a book with pages, actual statues of their classmate's faces were created with a 3D printer. You can tell the statues are deeply meaningful to the students by the way they smile, laugh, and warmly hug them. Not only is the 3D yearbook a wonderful invention itself, but it gives the students a chance to experience the incredible possibilities that STEM (science, technology, education, manufacturing) creates for the world.
First they scan the student's face to create a digital version.
The computer prints it in 3D.
Now, there's a 3D yearbook at this school along with photographs of the other classmates.
They're so touched by the statues! It's heartwarming to see their reactions.
Watch the students receive their special yearbooks.
In 20 years, they'll be able to "see" what they looked like when they were children. How cool is that?!