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North Salem Students Make 3D Printing Versions Of Local Landmarks

Students in North Salem got a chance to 3D print replicas of local landmarks. Pictured is a photo collage from The Digital Arts Experience (DAE), the group that held the classes.
Students in North Salem got a chance to 3D print replicas of local landmarks. Pictured is a photo collage from The Digital Arts Experience (DAE), the group that held the classes. Photo Credit: The Digital Arts Experience (DAE)
Students in North Salem got a chance to 3D print replicas of local landmarks. Pictured is a photo collage from The Digital Arts Experience (DAE), the group that held the classes.
Students in North Salem got a chance to 3D print replicas of local landmarks. Pictured is a photo collage from The Digital Arts Experience (DAE), the group that held the classes. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Students in North Salem got a chance to create several miniature replicas of the town's prominent landmarks through 3D printing.

The opportunity came due to a class held by The Digital Arts Experience (DAE), which taught kids from ages 10 to 12 how to 3D print. The DAE noted that sessions were held over six weeks at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library.

The landmarks that were 3D printed, according to the DAE, included the Croton Fall School House, Delancy Hall and Bridleside.

Kids received blueprints of the buildings and then worked on them with the software program Minecraft, which the DAE calls "an excellent modeling tool because every block is the same size, making it simple to build to scale."

The DAE adds that last week it took the works produced with Minecraft and 3D printed them at its White Plains facility.

“I was amazed at how intricate their projects were. They all took their time to pay attention to each detail to ensure their models were accurate,” Lory Murariu, a DAE instructor, said in a release. “This project really challenged the students to think critically about the blueprints they were given and how to convert them into 3D models for print.”

DAE added that it will hold drop-in sessions during the February break week. Information on the sessions, which will be held at the DAE's White Plains studio, can be found here.

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