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Winning Streak: 12-Year-Old Wins Lulzbot 3D Printer, Uses it to Win Literal Gold

•, By Michael Molitch-
After seeing more and more videos and articles about the technology, Dorothy fell in love with 3D printing, eventually carrying her and her father, Jim Babb, to the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in New York, where the 12-year-old encountered her first bit of fortuity.  She tells me:

The Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo, in New York was incredible. We saw lots of exquisite demonstrations and entered a raffle for a LulzBot TAZ 3 printer. When I won the printer, I felt lucky and I was overjoyed. That was incredible. Unfortunately, they made us leave after the drawing, because I wasn't old enough to attend the show.

Being directed to leave the industry event didn't hinder her excitement and, immediately, she got printing.   Dorothy and Jim were able to figure out their brand new TAZ and some 3D modeling software so that Dorothy could design her own series of 3D printed fridge magnets.  And it couldn't have happened at a better time as the next annual PorcFest was just around the corner.

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