Artur Coelho

Specialist in 3D printing for educational contexts, passionate about educational robotics, maker culture and the world of Fablabs. Gives workshops around the country about introduction to 3D printing. Participated in the three Maker Faires of Lisbon, and in Maker Faire Galicia and Rome - European Edition. Distinguished with the Digital Inclusion and Literacy Award in 2016 (FCT / ICT Network and Society). Teacher-trainer, specialized in introducing 3D modeling and printing at ANPRI and CFAERC. Co-creator of the open source educational robot Robot Anprino. Founding member of fablab Lab Aberto, in Torres Vedras. Graduated in Visual and Technological Education, Master in Educational Informatics from the Portuguese Catholic University, currently attending postgraduate studies in Programming and Robotics Teaching Methodologies at Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon. Since 2004, he has been an ICT teacher and PTE coordinator at Agrupamento de Escolas Venda do Pinheiro, where he has been involved with TIC em 3D ICT projec, LCD - Robotics Club, and Fab@rts: 3D in the Hands of Education, distinguished with merit award from the Rede de Bibliotecas Escolares. Passionate about Science Fiction and Futurism, collaborated with critical reviews for the aCalopsia project, and writes for H-alt (comics culture portal) and Bit2Geek (science and futurism portal). Collaborates with the Sci-Fi Lx Festival, and only loses the annual Fórum Fantastico event when it overlaps Maker Faire Rome. His latest projects are being one of the coordinators of the 3Digital contest, which encourages the use of 3D technologies with elementary and junior high school students, and an EU Codeweek Leading Teacher for Portugal.