- Each of our workshops is limited to 15 participants.
- All workshops are located at Illinois MakerLab, Business Instructional Facility (BIF), Room 3030
- No-Show Policy: Please note if you do not notify us at least 24 hours in advance that you have to miss a workshop and you do not show up for the workshop, you will be ineligible to complete the Digital Maker Certificate until the next semester.
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
Basic 3D Printing
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).
3D Design With TinkerCad
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.
Minecraft + 3D Printing*
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!
*Not required for the Digital Maker Certificate
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.
3D Design With Fusion 360
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.