Join us at the makerlab to turn ideas into objects. Besides our open hours, or our Free Wednesday prints, you can sign up for a variety of workshops. This fall, we have some weekend mini-camps for kids as well.
Minecraft + 3D Printing– 3 hours
This workshop is designed for ages 10-18. If your kid loves Minecraft, this 3D printing workshop is for them. We will introduce your kids to modelling and 3D printing through building objects in Minecraft. Your kids will gain an understanding of 3D printing technology and take home their very own 3Dprinted creation after the completion of the workshop. We will cover the necessary tools to export portions of a minecraft world and how to get that file into a software (Cura) for slicing and 3d printing. Join us for a fun and educational workshop for lovers of Minecraft!
This mini-camp is designed for ages 13-17. Saturday and Sunday – 3 hours each. 3d Print your own mini-drone, once you learn how to code, and create a 3d Design. Each participant will gain hands-on experience using a 3D printer and CAD software (OpenScad) to customize a design for a drone, and assemble electronics to create their very own radio controlled mini-drone. You take your drone with you.
This mini-camp is designed for ages 13-17. Saturday and Sunday – 3 hours each. Learn how to build a talking bot, using a raspberry pi(a small computer),and then 3d print its shell and make it talk to you. This will be a variant of the project on inventables.You will also learn 3d modeling and printing to build a customized version of the bot and then program/assemble the electronics.
Digital Maker Certificate:
Attend all 4 of our workshops to complete our Digital Maker Certificate! The Digital Maker Certificate is a visible symbol that you possess the knowledge and skills to design, scan, and print 3D objects. In addition, it certifies to others that you are well versed with cutting-edge 3D tools such as 3d printers/scanners, platforms such as Thingiverse.com , and software such as Tinkercad, and Autodesk Fusion 360. A growing number of firms are recognizing the revolutionary potential of 3D printers. Thus, those with 3D printing skills are in high demand! At a more personal level, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have the ability to turn your ideas into objects and your objects into ideas!
This certificate is given after completion of Basic 3D Printing, 3D Design with Tinkercad, 3D Design with Fusion 360, and 3D Scanning workshops
This workshop is an introduction into the world of 3D printing. In this workshop our Gurus will provide a brief overview of the MakerLab and 3D printing. Different printing methodologies, as well as their benefits and limitations will also be covered during this session. This session will demonstrate how to operate a 3D printer and how to download, prepare, and print digital files from a digital library (Thingiverse).
Come learn the basics of 3D Printing and walk out with a 3d printed custom fidget spinner. We supply one bearing, and you supply the pennies to use as weights. This workshop can be used in lieu of the basic 3d printing workshop, to count towards our maker certificate. Take all four courses to get the certificate.
If you want to use bearings for the three corners of the spinner, each bearing is $1 extra( can be paid in the lab).
*Not required for the Digital Maker Certificate
This workshop will demonstrate how to operate a basic 3D Design Software package (TinkerCad). Participants in this workshop will use this software to design a customized keychain that can be printed in our lab. The skills learned this workshop can be easily applied to create a wide variety of fun and useful 3D printable objects.
The 3D scanning workshop will provide an overview of how 3D scanning works, the different scanners available in the lab and on campus and a demonstration of how to scan both people and objects. After completing this workshop, participants will be able to create their own 3D photocopies! Each participant gets their free head scan and print(a $15 value) as part of this final workshop and then a certificate.
This workshop will teach you the basics of a more advanced 3D software package (Autodesk Fusion 360). This workshop will teach participants two important modeling skills (free-form modeling and parametric modeling). The skills learned this workshop can be easily applied to create advanced 3D printable objects, such as objects with unique shapes and movable parts.