This past weekend, the most amazing thing happened at the Cubify office in San Francisco.
Fifteen boys and girls from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area came to the office at Cubify San Francisco and had the opportunity many children don’t get to see or do–3D printing in action!
When the children arrived with their Big Brother or Big Sister, they were served a delicious pizza lunch, got some time to meet and make new friends and sat down to listen to a 20 minute tutorial on what a 3D printer is, what it looks like, what it can make, and how we make 3D printed items.
Then they got the opportunity with their big brother or sister to have a tour of the Cubify offices and saw printers that were very small and very large. We talked about materials used in 3D printing and how fast it is going to grow.
The children then all had an opportunity to learn,design, and create their own personalized item on a Cube 3D printer with their big brother or sister.
The best part of the event was the three kids at the end who said “How can I work here someday?”
Our answer was to stay in school, do well in math and science and computer science, and there will be plenty of job openings in the next 10 years in the 3D printing field!