Forget about Waldo. Where’s Derek?
It’s a new game at the Redwood City Public Library.
Hidden around the library are 3D plastic models of Derek Wolfgram, Library Director (and now action figure). Kids who find one of the figures are entered into a raffle for a chance to win a 3D-printing pen (maybe they can make a 3D printed version of their favorite book).
It’s part of an ongoing STEM (“Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics”) initiative at the library. The image for the 3D model was produced by Pocket Me, of San Francisco. If you’re curious, you can find out about their work here. But in this case, the library printed Derek on its own 3D printers. And they did a pretty good job, although if you run into him in person, he’s not really that green.
Now, if you do find a Derek – the rule is that you tell a library staff person where you found it, but leave the figure where you found it. The contest ends Aug. 18 though, so don’t wait too long to start looking. And, good luck.
Photos courtesy of the Redwood City Library