"We have been designing Open Source hardware for several years, and ScratchyCAD was built because we had access to Open Source libraries like Google's Blockly. It just feels right that we Open Source the core of the ScratchyCAD project. With this we will seek community engagement to not only make ScratchyCAD more powerful, but further develop the BlocksIDE system we created ScratchyCAD with," says Co-Founder Juan Carlos Orozco.
ScratchyCAD's focus on STEM Education lead the team to not only develop training for end users, but guided curriculum for educators as well. They have announced the development of ScratchyCAD in the Classroom, a complete instructor's guide to using ScratchyCAD to promote hands on learning and development in the classroom. Partnering with local schools and libraries, the ScratchyCAD team has spent months refining their educational curriculum and aims to share this with teachers around the world.
To help fund the project's development you can visit the ScratchyCAD's Kickstarter page:http://kck.st/2dsOs7p, where remaining pledges for as low as $20 will get you lifetime updates to the downloadable version of ScratchyCAD. Training workshops start as little as $39 or backers can receive all the available training courses for $149 USD.
About the ScratchyCAD creators:
The experienced team of Juan Carlos Orozco, Sam Weatherly, Luis Pacheco and Patrick Rogers share a passion for 3D design, programming, and education which spurred the development of this quick learning software. They clearly demonstrate their understanding for the need of educators, hobbyists, designers, fabricators, and engineers to have easy to use, intuitive software to complete their design projects.
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