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Intro to 3D Design and Printing

Bellingham Makerspace
Event organized by Bellingham Makerspace

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Have an interest in 3D printing? Come to our class at the Foundry and learn what you need to get started!

In this class you will learn how to build a name tag keychain in Tinkercad, the steps of slicing using Slic3r and Pronterface, how to start a print on the Kerby, and the basic techniques to troubleshoot simple problems.

Once you have learned these basic skills you will be able to make all manner of things with a 3D printer, so stop dreaming and start making at the Foundry!

Skill level: This class is built for beginners

Topics Covered:
- 3D CAD design
- Use of 3D slicing software
- Starting prints on the Kerby 3D printer
- Troubleshooting your prints

You will need to bring your own laptop computer with some (free) applications installed. You can follow the links below to find the downloads:
-Slicing Software (Slic3r)
-Printer Control Software (Pronterface): select either the Mac or Windows files as you require, the latest available on the list.

If you have trouble finding or installing the software, or need us to arrange a computer for you, that's not a problem! Just message us about it beforehand at education@bellinghamfoundry.com, and we will help you out with whatever you need.