I am proud to announce our publication of a new book by designer Carla Diana called “Leo The Maker Prince.” It’s a book that parents (or teachers) might read with their children to understand what 3D printing is all about.

LEO the Maker Prince

Somehow, 3D printing sparks people’s imagination. Perhaps the best way to introduce 3D printing to children is to tell them a story about it. “LEO the Maker Prince” is the story of a young woman who meets a 3D printing robot on a fateful day in Brooklyn. The book shows that a 3D printer can be used to make many different things, some of which are fun and decorative and others that are practical and useful. Children might wish to make some of the objects from the book from the design files that Carla has made available on the website for the book, LEOTheMakerPrince.com. Children can also create stories of their own, perhaps with their own 3D printed characters in hand.

I was so excited to get the book in my hands this week I called Carla and talked to her about LEO:

LEO The Maker Prince is a great gift for the holidays. You can order the book from Maker Shed or on Amazon.

Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty

I’m founder of MAKE magazine and creator of Maker Faire, which are produced by Maker Media, where I’m Executive Chairman. I am also Chairman of the Maker Education Initiative (www.makered.org).

  • Brett

    I needed some more stuff on Amazon to get free shipping so I ended up purchasing it there vs. Makershed. I can’t wait to use this book as a predecessor to having a real 3D printer (dual head Zim from Zeepro is coming soon). I think this could make an interesting Sharing Day item as well at school. I will try to come back and comment after I check it out.