Mob in Arnhem Land have been learning their way around a 3D printer and putting their new found skills to use creating items of use around the community.

Wollongong based educator Ben Roberts brought his 3D printing know-how to Arnhem Land region hoping to inspire and educate locals.

After designing objects on the computer and shredding plastic waste in blenders, participants created items like phone cases and boat bungs.

Items like boat bungs proved to be useful, as it typically takes some time for such items to arrive in remote communities, particularly island communities requiring a barge.

Remote communities can also reap environmental benefits from 3D printing by reducing waste.

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