SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Make a Noise at Maker Faire

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Tiny children have the biggest ideas. A child’s mind is an astonishing hive of creativity. SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids harnesses that invention and turns it into reality and was abundantly demonstrated at Maker Faire 2017, little minds find SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids fun as well as easy to master.

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From potential to print

Last month SOLIDWORKS got to show exactly what SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids is all about at Maker Faire UK in Newcastle. Displaying 3D printed models straight from our app, they’re the physical fruits of fertile minds’ creative labour. The bright, eye-catching renderings captured attentions and enraptured imaginations, from the very young to those drawing a pension.


From app to actuality

At an exhibition with over 4,000 visitors that champions creativity, who could resist stopping by to investigate? Eliciting a flurry of activity on the exhibition floor, SOLIDWORKS found keen minds attracted to the possibilities on offer.

Pre-schoolers jostled with silver-haired hobbyists for a go on SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids. Children pestered their parents for a longer stay. Teachers made enquiries about making the app available for schools – and more than a few jaws dropped when they realised our versatile app is available for the glorious price of free.

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The approachable pick-up-and-build ethos fired the imaginations of all present, bridging the gap between creativity and accessible design.


Science, meet art

What became apparent over the two days was the app’s ability to blur the lines between art and science. In a good way. Viewed often as two distinct disciplines, SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids shows that this boundary is largely an imaginary construct.

We had children as young as three diving in, carving out their creativity in a world of design. It’s how Leonardo Da Vinci operated. He juggled both blueprints and brush strokes pretty successfully, don’t you think?

Children don’t delineate rigidly between art and science. Creating is creating, right? Science fiction drives scientific discovery – and that’s a scientific fact.

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Sign Up, create, make…

During the bustling invention of Maker Faire, we demonstrated that imagination is a rich seedbed for design and creation. With an average age range between six and 14 years old, eager young intellects ran with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids’ opportunities and got visualising, designing and making.

See what SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids can do for your little ones’ attitude.

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Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.

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