Makerspace Workshop Demonstrates 3-D Printers

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A group in Charlottesville is showing the community how high-tech printers can create everyday items.

Tinkersmiths Makerspace demonstrated printing toys using three-dimensional plastic printers during a workshop at the Jefferson Madison Regional Library Sunday.

Some of the toys the printers can make include a barrel of monkeys and chess pieces.

“If you think about carving stone, you have stone and you have to take material away with 3-D printing you are starting with nothing and building up on it,” said Brian Williford from Makerspace.

The printers are available for kids and adults to try at Tinkersmiths on Harris Street.

Plastic 3-D printers currently sell for about $300. Three dimensional printers are not limited to plastic. Some can create items from chocolate and metal.

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