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Atlanta museum lets kids 'print' 3D objects

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Kids who enjoy building with Legos or playing video games like Minecraft are expected to cause a big boost in attendance at the Museum of Design Atlanta, thanks to a new exhibit that allows them to "print" three-dimensional objects.

The museum is partnering with MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, for the duration of the museum's new exhibition, "Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things."

The exhibit runs through May 11.

While "Hidden Heroes" focuses on the history of industrial design, MakerBot showcases the future of creating everyday household items, such as iPhone cases and jewelry, using 3D printing in the museum's "design bar."

Visitors can create items such as chip clips, pens, toy cars, bracelets and iPhone cases via 3D printing.

Workshops for adults and children teach 3D design and allow participants to go home with anything from a princess tiara to a structure designed in Minecraft. Visit www.museumofdesign.org or call 404-979-6455 for workshop dates and registration information.

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