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TECH LAB 3D Printing Classes


3D Printing Basics for Teachers and Parents (2 hours)   
July 16, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm, $90

Do you have a new 3D printer and do you need to know how to get started with it? This class will help you learn what you need to know, from places to find free 3D design software to help with the specifics of your type of 3D printer. Our instructors for this class, Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron, are working on their eighth book on 3D printing and open-source electronics, and consult for educational and scientific clients on how best to use a 3D printer. This class will assume zero background, but we will allow time for questions and some individual help for people who know a little already.

Mastering 3D Printing: Making Your Prints Look Amazing (2 hours)  July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm, $90

Do you wish your 3D prints could have better surface quality, or be more translucent? Are you overwhelmed by all the latest materials choices? Are you wondering whether you can sand or paint your prints? This class will share the impact of different printer settings, tips on new materials, and post-processing techniques to help you create amazing things. Your instructors are Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron, who are working on their eighth book on 3D printing and electronics; Rich is also the designer of one of the first open-source printers. This class assumes you have done some basic experimentation already, and you are encouraged to bring problem prints to the class so the instructors can deconstruct what might have gone wrong and what could be better.

If your printer uses proprietary software, bring a laptop with that software installed and we will do our best to see how to adapt our general advice for your software.
Should be 18+ years old (adult/teacher)
Note: Because 3D printing takes a long time and because the shop printers may not be the same as yours, we do not print student projects in these classes. Rather, we focus on getting you started on your own printer.

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