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Last week, students from Santa Rosa Junior College’s “introduction to engineering profession” class  stopped by MAKE’s lab. Many of the students are unsure of which type of engineering they’d like to go into and the class allows them to get their feet wet in multiple disciplines, as well as go on a few awesome field trips. Although many engineering college curriculums are lacking in the hands-on department, we think that being able to make things is an extremely important skill for high school and college students alike.

Similar to IDEO’s recent visit, we shared a few of the 3D printers we reviewed for our upcoming special issue/buyers guide with the students and discussed how we think the industry is going to change in the future. We then moved onto soldering MAKE Robot pins, and our interns Brian, Dan and Eric discussed what their time in the Make Labs has been like.

If you’re interested in joining the team by becoming a Make Lab intern, you can apply here.

Eric Weinhoffer

Eric is a Product Development Engineer at MAKE. He creates kits and sources products for sale in the Maker Shed, focusing primarily on manufacturing. Occasionally he writes about cool things for the blog and magazine.


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