United Daily News and Economic Daily New report that in a cabinet meeting, new Minister of Science and Technology Chang San-Cheng proposes to increase access to 3D printing for high school students. Premier Jiang Yi-Huah identifies with the idea and assigns officials to draft projects and funding.

It sounds like a progressive policy at first glance, especially since maker culture is popular around the world. In the last few years, quite a few dynamic communities, such as hackerspace, maker space and Fablab, appear in Taiwan. Educational system is also eager to reinvent itself to include more hands-on occasions in curriculum. Mechanical and electric industry chains are anxious to find their own path. 3D printing, in some ways, seems to be the solution for all.

Based on government records in the past, however, projects implemented in a rush often end up miserable. I’ve compiled several official common mistakes:

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