A new and first of its kind Maker Space has been created in Athens. The fabrication lab is free for all students in Athens and is aimed at helping them thrive in using 21st century technology.
The Maker Space provides the schoolchildren with resources to explore how to program a robot battle or how you can use a 3D printer to design and produce a chess piece or a key ring. They can even see what it is like to visit a space station through the use of virtual reality.
“In spite of all its technological wonder, the Maker Space is not a just a showroom where you can admire technological applications. Children and adults are invited here to become creators, taking digital technology into their own hands,” says Alexandros Kambouroglou, Executive Director of the Athens Partnership, who coordinates the Maker Space program.