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City X at the Children’s Creativity Museum

It was a natural fit for us to partner with The Children’s Creativity Museum, an interactive art and technology museum for kids located in downtown San Francisco, to run a portion of our City X Project workshop. We learned a few lessons, too.

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 by Libby

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Win a Pair of Tickets to See Us at Maker Faire Bay Area May 18-19!

We’ve got two extra one-day passes to Maker Faire, and we’re giving them away to one lucky winner!

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 by Matthew

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City X Project a Participant at Maker Faire Bay Area 2013

As we bring 3D printers into elementary school classrooms for kids to explore new outlets for creativity and problem-solving, we like to think of ourselves as hands-on learners too, which is why we can’t wait for this event.

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 by Matthew

MindTrekkers fest kids with 3D printers
Participating in the Bemis Science and Engineering Festival at UW Fox Valley

Despite being international in scope, the City X Project, as an initiative of the nonprofit IDEAco, has roots in the Fox Cities region of northeast Wisconsin, and we’re very excited to share our project with the community.

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 by Matthew

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City X Project Receives Sponsorship from 3D Systems

3D Systems has become the Presenting Sponsor of the City X Project. As a leader in the 3D printing industry with a focus on accessible, easy-to-use technology, 3D Systems is a perfect pairing for our Project.

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 by Matthew

kids in a City X Project workshop
The Marshmallow Project Becomes The City X Project

The Marshmallow Challenge is a fantastic hands-on team-building exercise, but it was distracting from our goals with the kids in our workshops. We now focus more on the story that we present to kids in our workshop, that of City X.

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Monday, March 4th, 2013 by Matthew

City X Project team at Startup Weekend Transmedia SF
The City X Project at Startup Weekend Transmedia SF

The team settled on the idea of a fictional “City X.” The story is that a colonization ship has just landed on Mars and the settlers have sent back a map. Now it’s the job of the kids in The Marshmallow Project workshops to help them solve the various problems they’re encountering on Mars.

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 by Libby

3D printing a kids' model
Experiential Learning with 3D Printing

Our workshops are the first step in creating something called The Marshmallow Project, “an art and technology tour that uses 3D modeling and printing workshops to foster cultural exchange and enable kids around the world to co-create a shared vision of the future.”

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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 by Libby