Updated 16 November
When fishing-crazy Aucklander Johan Kok needed a new fly-fishing reel, he knew exactly how to create one.
While reading books one day with his young son, Johan noticed there was a 3D-printer at his local library. Father and son were in the children’s library space, Te Whare Tapere, at Te Manawa community hub.
Johan asked library staff if he could use the printer to make a new fishing reel. The answer was ‘yes’. As a member of the library, he could 3D-print his new reel there.
He found that library members at eight Auckland Council Libraries can use the 3D printers for the cost of the materials; $1 per metre of material.
Johan’s new fishing reel wound up costing him just $6.80
Watch Johan’s 3D-printing experience at Crazy About Fly Fishing.
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