We Are Makers: 3D Printing Class

  • Apr 21, 2014 · 6:00 PM

We Are Makers: 3D Printing Class
Admission: $30.00

Want to design and print something in 3D?

The We Are Makers: 3D Printing class is a great way to learn how to use a 3D printer. Jeff MacDonald will be teaching the basics of designing on a 3D printer, introducing students to Tinkercad design software, allowing students to make a really 3d printed object, and printing everything on GRID's brand new Makerbot® Replicator® 2x 3D Printer. At the end of the class, students will be able to print (1) 3D printed object to use for themselves or give as a gift.


About the teacher:

Hi, I'm Jeff MacDonald. I'm a creative technologist at the martin agency. During the school year I'm an adjunct professor at the VCU Brandcenter, and I'm also the marketing adviser for Feast RVA.


804RVA's Makerbot is proudly brought to you by GRID magazine.   

The We Are Makers: 3D print class is one of the many awesome meetups hosted by 804RVA, Richmond's country club for nerds and creatives.  

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  • Ed

    Do we need to have cad drawings? To start?

    April 8, 2014

    • Larkin

      Ed, you do not have to have CAD drawings-- just bring a computer. If you have a project you are already working on that you want to print, you will need to convert that to an .stl file. If you have no prior knowledge, don't worry-this class is designed so that you need no basic knowledge to get started.

      1 · April 8, 2014

    • Ed

      Hi Larkiin, just wondering how things were going on printing my 3d file? My 18 month project here ended last week, so I would have time to help print, if that is needed. Thanks. Ed

      June 6, 2014

  • jamacdonald

    Hi everyone! I had an amazing time teaching last night, I can't wait to see what stuff people start designing and printing. Again let me know if you need anything. Here's a link to our presentation w/links!

    1 · April 22, 2014

  • Elizabeth P.

    Great! Very informative. Jeff did a great job at making it super user friendly.

    April 22, 2014

  • Ed

    A good introduction to 3d printing. Thanks Jeff. Look forward to list of local 3d printers.

    April 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    informative, the lecturer was very knowledgable

    April 21, 2014

  • Elizabeth P.

    That's a good point, I just saw 3D printing and got excited and signed up. I don't have a 3D computer model, I was just going to go to learn more about how to use a 3D printer.

    April 8, 2014

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