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S³ - 3D Printing

  • The Children's Museum of Sonoma County 1835 West Steele Lane Santa Rosa, CA, 95403 United States (map)


The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is excited to announce S³ (pronounced S cubed), our Science Speaker Series for young scientists. 

Children 10 and older and their families are invited to the Children's Museum every THIRD Thursday evening of the month. Scientists working in many exciting fields will be on hand to talk about their work and answer questions.  Every month brings a new topic.  Join us for fun evenings of learning about topics like Chemistry, explosions, Making and MORE!

October's Presentation

Guillermo Melantoni: Changing the World One 3D Print at a Time

Guillermo Melantoni works at Autodesk as Product Line Manager for Tinkercad and 123D. Originally from Uruguay, he has a degree in Architecture and worked as consultant and professor at different schools of architecture in Uruguay. In 2008 he became Product Manager for AutoCAD, based in San Francisco and in 2012 he started leading Personal Design and Fabrication on the Consumer Products team. His goal has been to create the most powerful yet intuitive tools that can be used by anybody from 5 to 99 years old that wants to unleash their creativity. He has over twenty years of experience in 3D design and has been working for almost a decade on 3D printing.

“Changing the world one 3D print at a time” will introduce parents and kids to the fascinating world of personal design and fabrication. We are at a pivotal point where manufacturing is changing, every object is becoming smart, and all this revolution will have a huge impact on the education and the jobs of our kids. Let’s cover some of the most interesting aspects of this revolution and learn how 3D modeling, 3D printing, programming and electronics will prepare your kids for the upcoming skillsets required.

The audience should be aware that software and hardware that can enable the whole family to create their own objects and even become entrepreneurs is now as available as it ever was. Great projects happen at the intersection of available hardware, software and your own ideas. Bring your ideas and let us introduce you to the possibilities of the new hardware and software.



Earlier Event: October 20
Tinker Thinkers at the Library
Later Event: October 21