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Fort Houston's swanky Replicator 2 3D printer

Fort Houston’s swanky Replicator 2 3D printer

The Wedgewood/Houston makerspace and community workshop Fort Houston recently acquired a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer. That’s perfect timing for Greg Pond’s 3D printing workshops Sunday, October 6th at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon! From the Fort Houston site:

3D Modeling and Printing Class

  • Price: $130.00
  • Date/Time: October 6, 2013,  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information on the instructor, please visit http://gregpond.net/.

This class will provide the foundations for using SketchUp CAD software to generate 3D models that can be printed on a Makerbot 3D printer. We will begin by learning to design 3D models in SketchUp, providing an overview of the basic tools, best practices for design and how to install program extensions called plugins. The second half of the class will focus on techniques for drawing models in SketchUp that can be output as physical plastic model. We will work through a series of exercises that will yield 3D prints for you to keep.

Materials and Costs associated with putting on the class:

Participants need to bring their own laptops with SketchUp installed.

Beginner level course, no experience necessary.

3D Modeling and Printing Open Lab

  • Price: $30.00
  • Date/Time: October 6th, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This session is open to anyone who has some basic experience making 3D models in any CAD software who wants to learn how to or refine their models for export and 3D printing. We will share projects, ideas and questions as well as work on individual projects. Participants should bring their own laptop computer with the CAD software of choice. This session is designed for those who have a working knowledge of their CAD software such as SketchUp, Rhino, SolidWorks, or Meshlab and want assistance with designing and refining objects for 3D printing. We will print objects from participants or demonstration models during this session.