3D Printing in Ukraine

Author : Mariya Kapinos

Respondent : Mariya Kapinos

Source : 112 Ukraine

On Sunday, 13 in Kiev an exhibition, dedicated to 3D printing will take place
12:22, 12 December 2015

On the agenda: how to involve children to new ways of studying.

One of speakers is Bob Skinner. He is going to talk about programming on Raspberry. The main question is how to introduce new ways of studying at school.

“When I see 10 years old kid programming for the first time I want to shout: You should have started much earlier. Because in childhood everything is so simple. You can do things grown-ups can’t do. ”

Bob says that his presentation is mostly for the adults. Children will get a chance to have fun and even create their own robot called Elvis. Elvis is a small thing of green color with a cheery face. It was created by Ukrainian startup called Introbots particularly to educate children.


“Usually it`s very interesting for young scientists. They want to experience something new. They aren`t scared of such words as Arduino or C++. For them it`s just a game” - notes Bob.

Anna Trepez is a teacher. On the exhibition she runs public lessons for children.

“Such exhibitions are very useful. Parents can come to us and see what their children are capable of. Usually they are very surprised”.

3D printing refers to a various processes used to synthesize three-dimensional objects. Practically it means you can print a cup, a table or even a model of your head in 3D one-be-one.

In Ukraine, this method started its history not so long time ago and spread with the help of new startups and inspired young scientists.

3D Printing Conference “3D Expo” in Kiev in NSC that took place two month ago in NSC Olympiyskiy aimed to popularize 3D Printing and scanning technologies through educational programs, exhibitions and workshops. Managers say that using 3D is competitive and cost efficient. In everyday life it provides the opportunity to make the difference in small details. To have unique glasses, photo frames with your name on, interesting jewelries it or even originally designed shoes. 

Maria Izhutova, director of the first Internet site dedicated to all kinds of 3D Printing says: “We have to introduce such things into our everyday life. Even now! Especially now! Borden skirmishes are not an explanation to do nothing. Personally I think we have to work twice harder to achieve our goals and change the prospective of Ukraine”.

These conferences are taking place mainly in big cities and create good scientific environment in Ukraine.

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