Elizabeth Forward student creates canoe in high school’s digital fabrication lab

Elizabeth Forward High School senior Tyler Wachs spent the last nine weeks using computer-aided-design software, a computer controlled cutting machine, a 3D printer, a laser engraver and old-fashioned tools to build a canoe.

On Friday, it got its first test run in the school swimming pool.

As the boat was launched, Bart Rocco, superintendent of the district, said, “Here’s a kid who just had an idea. That’s what’s so neat about this.”

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