Introduction to 3D printing

Don’t just play, create! Learn key 3D modeling concepts as you design your own 3D printed creations and then have your own 3D printed model to take home.
This is a fun course where you will learn how to sculpt, texture and render a 3D model for real 3D printing.

 

School Holiday Course (Single Day Course)

Dates: Wednesday 11 July 2018
2 Full Days: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: New Town High School, 6 Midwood Street, New Town
Levels Available: Beginner
Cost: $100 (+GST)

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2018 Term Course

Dates: TBC
6 Consecutive weeks: TBC
Levels Available: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
Cost: $180 (+GST)

Course Information

Overview

3D printing is the process of creating an object by laying down layers of materials until the object is formed, making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Many businesses and companies are now using this technology in the creation of prototypes that were never before possible. From vases to casts, to houses and food, 3D printers are growing in their uses and the possibilities that they have for the future.
In this course you will get hand-on experience using 3D printers, design a number of object for yourself and then print them off to take home.

With 3D printing you can create amazing objects and bring your designs to life.

Introduction to 3D Printing (Level 1)
This course is designed for those who have no prior design or 3D printer experience. In this class you will be introduced to 3D printers, shown how to use and create 3D models using free CAD design tools and finally have your work printed out for you to take home and show others. This course focuses on introducing the 3D printers and software and will have you making your own 3D models in no time.

Introduction to 3D Printing (Level 2)
Building on the skills and knowledge gained in the “Introduction to 3D Printing Level 1” course, your child will have the opportunity to further develop their 3D design skills as they create more complex and detailed structures. In this course they will continue developing their understanding through the creation of more detailed models and objects, with the final creations being printed to take home.

Introduction to 3D Printing (Level 3)
The third part of the “Introduction to 3D Printing” courses, this course builds on the skills developed in the previous 2 parts. In this course they will take their 3D design skills to the next level with the introduction of moving parts and mechanics. Their final creation will then be printed off to display the movements of their model.

Introduction to 3D Printing (Level 4)
The final part of the Introduction to 3D Printing courses, here we test their knowledge that they have gained so far by having them create complex 3D models with moving parts and multiple pieces. Using the 3D design skills they have developed in the previous courses, they will have the support and guidance to create a model of their own choosing and design.

Audience

Suitable for ages 8+ and kids that have an interest in 3D printers and design.

Prerequisite

This course has no prerequisites.

What to bring

Lunch (if attending the full day course), Snacks (no nuts please), and a drink. We provide all the computers.

Equipment

We provide all the computers, software and printers.

Details

Holiday Courses:
2 Full Days
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Term Courses:
6 Saturdays (1.5 hours per session)
Time: TBC

Outcomes

By the successful completion of these courses you will be ready to design and create your own models from scratch to print and share with your family and friends.

NB: Courses will run subject to a minimum number attending.

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