The Monster Factory

30th to 31th may 2015

Have you ever dreamed of being able to turn your drawings into real toys? The Monster Factory is a workshop for small creators that will allow them to unleash their imagination while learning cutting-edge technologies such as 3D modeling and printing.

Starting from a pencil drawing on paper, each student will design and manufacture their own toy monster using a 3D printer.

The objective is for participants to gain a first contact with the world of digital manufacturing and 3D printing, promoting concepts such as creativity, free choice and innovation.

In this way they will learn to model objects in 3D with free online software called Tinkercad: a fun and easy-to-use tool for creating three-dimensional designs ready to be printed in 3D. The simplification of software and the democratization of hardware are allowing children to Young people can handle tools similar to those used in the most sophisticated industries in the world. A paradigm shift is coming in which we will stop being just consumers and become an active part in the process of creating the objects that are usually consumed.

The Makersis a workshop and school dedicated to the dissemination and teaching of digital manufacturing through technology. They teach 3D modeling and printing workshops as well as tailored training for those people who have a need as basic and urgent as “making things.”

Imparted by:The Makers, Madrid
Addressed to:boys and girls from 8 to 12 years old. No prior knowledge is necessary.
Participants:10 in each of the sessions
Duration:2 teaching hours
Registration fee:20 euros

Activity subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Government of the Principality of Asturias