The grandpa becomes more curious about the printer, 'But where does it go?' Sam explains, 'This comes through this tube called the Bowden tube.'
The amazement and wonder the older generation has, especially when it comes to the latest technology, is adorable to watch. They seem thrilled to know about the advanced technology and how it could help us in such different ways. In a video posted on Reddit by u/davidwallacecto, a grandpa learns how a 3D printer works and what it can do, and he is shocked at how it can do so much.
In the video, a grandson can be seen telling his grandfather, Kenny, the machine in front of them is a 3D printer. He even gives him a thing that he made on the printer. He tells him, "Take it and feel it." Sam then shows him how the machine works. "It takes the plastic in here, comes out, and then melts it," the grandson tells him. After which, he shows him on the computer what the 3D printer is making then. The person recording the video tells the grandpa, "You can make anything. You can make glasses. You can make eyeglasses."
The grandpa becomes more curious about the printer, "But where does it go?" Sam explains, "This comes through this tube called the Bowden tube." He even tells him that the thing is holding is completely made of sugarcane and there is no oil in it. He says, "I can't believe that." The camera person asks him if he tastes it. "Yeah, I taste the sugarcane in it. I licked the bottom of it." The video ends with Kenny asking his grandson, "Should I ask you a question?" Pointing at the thing he is holding in his hand, he asks, "Can I buy this from you?" Sam tells him that he can just keep it. "The material that was made was for just two cents."
The video has garnered over 38k upvotes on Reddit. It is captioned, "Grandpa is amazed at grandson's 3D printer." u/tcarus_sky1 commented, "Honestly this shit makes me miss my Granda. He was a talented spark and loved technology. This is the sort of thing he would have adored." u/RedRider1138 wrote, "Hooray for the sense of wonder!" u/Number1hashtagger1 expressed, "Not him asking if he could buy it. Get out of here Grandpa, way too cuteeee." u/fakeyero pointed out, "I'm not seeing enough love for the kid. He explains everything patiently and in easy-to-understand terms, engages Grandpa's excitement, and just generally seems like he's got a sturdy head on his shoulders. Shout out to the kid, the kid's parents, and their parents too."
Grandparents' eagerness to learn the latest technology is also heartwarming to watch. In a similar video posted on TikTok by @willdonayrehart, a grandson is seen explaining to his grandmother all the different applications on the smart TV. The grandson, Will, says, “Now all of these squares are their own individual apps. Prime Video is its own app. Disney is its own app.” He emphasizes, “They have nothing to do with each other, but they are all apps.” Then he asks his grandmother to go down and find Netflix. As she scrolls down, he tells her, "Okay so this square right here is what’s controlling the table.” She responds to him, “So I have to put that down on Netflix.” She goes down and finally clicks on Netflix and opens it. It ends with the grandson saying, “Beautiful you’re in," and the grandmother looks relieved. @ressebrown commented, "This is exactly how we need to teach people with patience." @wuensches-wags wrote, "As the resident tech support for my grandparents...I salute you." @costcoguide shared, "Okay, this is awesome! You should go to senior centers and do this for a living!"