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Maker Spotlight

Maker Spotlight: Unleash Your Creativity with 3D Printing!

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Embark on a journey into the future of creativity with our Maker Spotlight! Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of 3D printing, where possibilities are as limitless as your imagination. Join us for drop-in sessions, quick demos, and engaging maker activities that promise to elevate your creative endeavors to new heights.

Unveiling the Maker Spotlight:

At the heart of our Maker Spotlight is the mesmerizing realm of 3D printing. This cutting-edge technology isn’t just about bringing objects to life; it’s about empowering you to be the architect of your own creations. Let’s explore the exciting components that make up our Maker Spotlight.

Drop-In 3D Printing: Craft Your Figurine:

Ever dreamed of holding a figurine of your own design? Now’s your chance! Our drop-in 3D printing sessions allow you to choose from a menu of options and witness the magic as your creation materializes layer by layer. It’s not just a figurine; it’s a tangible symbol of your creativity.

Quick Demos: Mastering the 3D Printing Machine:

Embarking on a 3D printing journey might seem daunting, but fear not! Our quick demos are designed to demystify the process. Learn how to navigate the machine, browse available options, select your desired design, download it, and slice other 3D printables using free online resources. Before you know it, you’ll be a 3D printing maestro.

Staff-Lead Maker Activities: Ever-Changing Creativity:

But wait, there’s more! Our Maker Spotlight isn’t confined to 3D printing alone. Each week, our talented staff leads fun and interactive maker activities that promise to keep your creative juices flowing. From crafting to coding, the possibilities are as diverse as the interests of our vibrant community.

The Art of 3D Printing: Unleashing Possibilities:

  1. Personalized Figurines: Our drop-in 3D printing sessions are all about turning your imagination into reality. Select from a menu of options or bring your own design, and witness the intricate process of layering that results in a unique, personalized figurine.
  2. Quick Demos: Empowering Your Skills: The 3D printing machine may seem like a complex contraption, but our quick demos break it down into manageable steps. Learn the ropes of browsing, selecting, downloading, and slicing 3D printables using accessible online resources. It’s a skill that opens up a world of creative possibilities.
  3. Staff-Lead Maker Activities: Diverse and Dynamic: Our staff-curated maker activities add an extra layer of excitement to the Maker Spotlight. From hands-on crafts to digital explorations, each week brings something new. Engage with your community, learn something fresh, and revel in the joy of making.

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Why Engage in the Maker Spotlight:

  1. Hands-On Learning: The Maker Spotlight is not just about watching; it’s about doing. Engage in hands-on learning that demystifies 3D printing and opens doors to a range of creative activities.
  2. Community Connection: Joining the Maker Spotlight is an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals. Share ideas, learn from others, and be part of a vibrant community that celebrates creativity in all its forms.
  3. Skill Development: Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned maker, the Maker Spotlight offers skill development opportunities. Learn the intricacies of 3D printing, experiment with new techniques, and expand your creative toolkit.
  4. Diverse Creativity: The ever-changing lineup of staff-led maker activities ensures that every week brings a new adventure. From traditional crafts to emerging technologies, the Maker Spotlight caters to diverse interests, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

How to Shine in the Maker Spotlight:

  1. Check the Schedule: Stay tuned to our schedule to know when the next Maker Spotlight sessions are happening. Mark your calendar and get ready for a creative exploration.
  2. Bring Your Imagination: The most important tool in the Maker Spotlight is your imagination. Bring your ideas, dreams, and a willingness to explore the possibilities of 3D printing and other maker activities.
  3. Invite Friends and Family: The Maker Spotlight is a shared experience. Invite friends and family to join in the creative fun. It’s a fantastic way to bond, learn together, and celebrate the joy of making.


The Maker Spotlight is more than an event; it’s a celebration of creativity, community, and the transformative power of making. Whether you’re crafting personalized figurines through 3D printing, mastering the intricacies of the machine, or engaging in dynamic staff-led activities, the Maker Spotlight is your stage for unleashing the full spectrum of your creative potential. Join us in this vibrant spotlight and let your creativity shine!

This event is part of the San Carlos Week of the Family. For more events, please visit their website.

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