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LTMaker Lab students featured on WGN

Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kevin Sheldon
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Congratulations to the talented LTMaker Lab students and teacher Jeff Solin on their brilliant work as featured on Chicago's Very Own --- WGN!

This cool Chicago flag is made of 3-D sculptures inspired by local landmarks, people!
 
 
Students at Lane Tech each created the 126 unique pieces of the mosaic using 3-D printers, 3-D carvers, and laser cutters in the school’s unique LTMaker Lab.

Teacher Jeff Solin said each student was randomly assigned a square and told they could make whatever they wanted out of it, with many choosing to show their Chicago pride while others came up with other unique ideas, like a striking set of pointy teeth. There’s even an Eiffel Tower in there for good measure.
“Some of the stuff that the kids did just blew my mind,” Solin said. “There’s just unique ideas and uses of the tools that I never thought of.”