[NOTE: This is a two-session workshop. Session one runs from 10am – 1pm on Saturday, February 17th and session two runs from 10am – 1pm on Saturday, February 24th.]
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the basics of 3D modeling and 3D printing, and will become familiar enough with both to create a small, simple 3D printed object utilizing Tinkercad (an intro-level online 3D modeling program which can be found at tinkercad.com), Cura (a “slicing” program), and a Lulzbot Mini.
More specifically, participants will:
– Become familiar with and learn how to navigate the Tinkercad interface in order to create simple 3D models
– Become familiar with Cura, a “slicer” program that “translates” files of 3D modeled objects for the 3D printer
– Learn about the boolean operators fundamental to 3D modeling and printing
– Learn basic 3D printing techniques and troubleshooting tips
– Create and print one or several objects to take home
No previous experience with 3D printing or 3D modeling is required. This workshop is most suitable for adults and youth aged 10 and up. We recommend that youth ages 10-13 be accompanied by an adult. Participants are required to bring a laptop. While no special software will need to be installed, the laptop should be wifi-enabled and have the capability to run Tinkercad.
To register for the workshop and to learn more about the instructor, please visit: http://thefusefactory.org/events/introduction-to-3d-printing-and-modeling/