BREA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jane Yarnell was 12 years old when 3D printing first caught her attention. A little more than a year later, her interest in 3D printing has taken her to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and to the first ever White House Maker Faire as her Berkeley, Calif. middle school class representative. Now Jane’s story is being highlighted by Spyder 3D World, the premier online 3D printing community, in its latest Spyder Bytes edition.
The purpose of the Black Pine Middle School Maker Club, formed by seventh and eighth grade science teacher Christine Mytko, is to give students more science and technology opportunities, focusing primarily in 3D printing. Fueled by their imaginations, club members have a variety of equipment to create numerous projects.
Jane quickly became a leader in the club and the club’s 3D printing accomplishments. Much of her successes, however, she can accredit to her failures. It once took her 15 print attempts to create a complex Ferris wheel before she perfected it.
The freedom to fail is part of what attracted Jane to 3D printing in the first place. She could take on new challenges, and most importantly share and learn from her mistakes with her classmates whose questions on project improvements inspired her.
From Jane’s perspective, the future is about preserving the past. Her interest in archiving ancient books is one reason she is currently designing a long-term bookmark that can be used to mark key pages without damaging the book’s delicate spine.
She’s also taken a liking to worldwide efforts currently underway to use 3D scanning and printing to create museum quality replicas of preserved ancient monuments. Combining her knowledge of technology with outstanding sensibility makes Jane a candidate of greatness to come.
Read more about Jane, her designs and the Black Pine Middle School Maker Club here.
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