About This Event:
Kids from across the state converged in Boise on Saturday for the 2016 Idaho FabSLAM Showcase, a 3D design and fabrication competition conducted by the Idaho STEM Action Center and Digital Harbor Foundation at the Discovery Center of Idaho. Teams from 14 Idaho schools comprised of 76 students took part in the inaugural Idaho event. The FabSLAM Showcase was the culmination of a project that began in March when the STEM Action Center and the Digital Harbor Foundation trained 20 teachers from 15 schools throughout the state as coaches and equipped them with 3D printers.For this year’s theme, each team identified a problem in their community that could be addressed using 3D printing and digital fabrication and then developed and documented a product to help resolve it. At the FabSLAM Showcase, the teams presented their solutions to a panel of judges and a public audience for review and feedback.