Shira Abraham, Do Space Volunteer
Shira Abraham is a Do Space Volunteer for Littles Lab each week.
I use my grandmother’s cookie cutters every year at Chanukah to make holiday cookies. The past few years I have noticed that the plastic cutters have been falling apart – the glue that was holding them together was chipping and I have been searching for a way to recreate them. (There are plenty of companies that will recreate the outlines – but none that could give me the detail on the inside of the cookie that my grandmother had!)
I started volunteering at Do Space in the LIttles Lab and walked by the 3D printing lab each week – I finally asked if there was someone who could help me either copy or re-design the cookie cutters. The Help Desk was so nice and set me up with a Volunteer Mentor named Brittany. She is so nice and helped me learn how to import images of the cookie cutters and design them in a program that can 3D print them. We worked on one together, and I have the saved design so I can print more, and continue to recreate the others.
What really struck me, is that every Chanukah I love using my grandmother’s recipe and her cookie cutters to remember her and think about my family. Having this new cookie cutter isn’t just something that I am proud that i was able to do for me now, but it ensures that my kids will be able to make Holiday cookies for years to come and remember past generations.