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I got the chance to connect with Katie Epstein, who was a member of the EcoHouse when it was first opened in 2007. She and a group of Davidson students wanted more sustainable living, and that was how the EcoHouse was formed. I got to ask a few quest

I got the chance to connect with Katie Epstein, who was a member of the EcoHouse when it was first opened in 2007. She and a group of Davidson students wanted more sustainable living, and that was how the EcoHouse was formed. I got to ask a few quest

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Many books are in the traditional print format. Others have pop-ups or stickers.

What if we took advantage of book's volume and replaced pictures with 3D printed objects!

Many books are in the traditional print format. Others have pop-ups or stickers. What if we took advantage of book's volume and replaced pictures with 3D printed objects!

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DiemTien commented on Changing the idea of a "Book"

Great question Amowi!

As the child gets older, the pages can be less thick to account for increased mobility in the hands and to include more information. The book is very based off the content, so the more content the book has, the more pages it will probably need.

The book should probably be the size of their belly, so a foot by foot is an approximate measurement.

What I appreciate about my idea is that it is very adaptable to different needs and situations! What do you think would be the ideal number of pages and size for toddlers?

I'm curious to hear what the community thinks, because I'm not an expert in toddler child design. But I'd like to start narrowing the target down in order to best design for them!

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DiemTien commented on Changing the idea of a "Book"

Chioma,

YES! 3D printers are independent from their products in that we can ship the 3D prints anywhere.
3D prints work best when parents/children are able to create their own ideas using a computer and software. If they do not have a access to a computer, that should not stop them from designing! Maybe they can draw their ideas on paper, and those drafts can be sent to someone who can make a 3D print using the drafts.

My idea is not limited to 3D printing - any sort of book and toy can be combined together.

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DiemTien commented on GoSun Stove

I love that this stove is so aesthetically friendly! It makes me want to just cook in it to look cool! I'm sure it's a Great conversation starter too and a fun way to talk about energy usage to friends and family!