(Photo by Tyler Waldman)
Darius McCoy was disinterested the first few times he went to the Digital Harbor Tech Center after school.
As Digital Harbor High School student McCoy recounted in his TEDxYouth video, he didn’t show much interest in any of the offerings inside the Digital Harbor Foundation‘s Federal Hill tech center when he first started going there after classes had ended for the day.
But the 16-year-old McCoy eventually became hooked on 3D printing after he spent eight weeks assembling, from assorted parts, a Printrbot Jr. 3D printer.
“I learned a lot about myself,” he said earlier this month at the second TEDxYouth@Baltimore event at the University of Maryland BioPark.
He has since built a second Printrbot Jr., this time in just eight days, and helped a group of Perryville High School seniors assemble their own Printrbot earlier this month.
Watch McCoy talk about what he learned by becoming a maker:
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