Learn 3D Printing – Going Zero to Plastic in an afternoon
Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Spend an afternoon at Deezmaker Hackerspace in Pasadena, makers of the Bukobot and Bukito 3-D printer. You will learn how to download and use the relevant free open source software you need to use an Reprap (or similar) 3-D printer.
Open-source 3D printing requires use of two programs: a 3-D modeling program to lay out the desired model, and a program to convert that design into the commands for the printer (which runs on “G-code”).
The class will be taught by Diego Porqueras, creator of the Bukobot and President of Deezmaker, and other Deezmaker staff. The class will cover a quick history of 3-D printing, types of 3-D printing and its relationship to the open source movement; basics of OpenSCAD and TinkerCAD free 3-D modeling software, and how “Slicing” works as a G-code generator. By the end, participants will make something cool in plastic with our 3-D printers!
The class will run from 1 PM to 6 PM on Sunday, February 22nd at the Deezmaker Store and Hackerspace in Pasadena, 290 N. Hill Ave., 91106
Each participant must bring their own laptop computer (Mac, Windows, Linux).
Participants will be sent a list of open-source free software to download a couple days ahead to make the most efficient use of class time. The class will focus on the specific settings for our Bukobots, but the material applies broadly to most 3D printers.