A Great Campaign to Get Behind!

Please see this note from 40-Under 40 recipient, and community leader, Manu Sharma!  I will be supporting it!

I am excited to present an initiative that will introduce local youth to the wonders of 3D printing.  The basic idea is to seek community support to help us achieve the modest funding necessary to acquire an entry-level desktop 3D printer that we will host at OAK and make available to the community. We plan on bringing the 3D printer to schools, community centres, local libraries and other places where young people (especially in disadvantaged neighborhoods) can have an opportunity to engage with this cutting-edge technology to discover creative ways of giving shape to their ideas.

3D printing represents a powerful educational instrument that can simultaneously unleash the creative potential of youth, develop their technical skills while fostering experimentation, problem-solving and collaborative learning.  Our “community” 3D printer will be the centerpiece of a program of “pop-up” events that we plan on organizing to introduce young people to the world of digital fabrication and the joy of “making”.

I invite you to visit our crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo platform for more details: http://igg.me/at/youngmakers/x/3670707

If you are interested in supporting this campaign with a donation but prefer not to create an account on Indiegogo website, please let me know and we can discuss an alternative way to expedite your contribution.

If you would like to support the campaign other than through a financial contribution, I would be most grateful if you would consider:
- forwarding this message or above weblink to friends and colleagues; or
- referring a school, community centre or any other organization that you believe could benefit from our initiative.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this campaign. I look forward to your support in bringing the 3D Printer pop-up to OAK.



Manu Sharma


Founder & Managing Partner – OAK Computing

Cell: 613-866-8186
Email: manu@oakcomputing.com
Web: www.oakcomputing.com
Twitter @ oakcomputing

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