GREENWICH, Conn. – MakerBot in Greenwich will host author Carla Diana on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m. as she promotes her recently published book.
Diana's "LEO, the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing" was published last month by Maker Media Inc.
Saturday’s event will include book readings and 3D printing events. The book follows a journey by Diana and LEO through Brooklyn, where LEO is a walking, talking robot who has the magical ability to 3D print any object that she draws.
LEO also has other robot friends that also have unique capabilities, such as H1-H0 who prints in metal, Sinclair-10 who can find and print objects from a huge catalog of designs, and IRIS-7 and NiXie who have other unusual talents to inspire readers. All objects featured in the book are 3D printable.
“I am fascinated with 3D printing and all it can do,” Diana said. “I truly believe that our children today need to be embracing the technology, to play with it, experiment with it, and build with it, so that they will be well-versed in 3D printing and all of the benefits of design, engineering, and architecture that comes with it. Embracing this technology now will only help children as they grow up to be better prepared to tackle exciting careers in technology as adults.”
Diana is a designer, author and artist who enjoys living as close to the near future as possible. In her studio she works on future-specting projects that bring robotics and sensor technologies to everyday life, creating smart objects that can charm and surprise.