October 13, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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Carpool! Who wants to carpool to the 3D printing primer at StudentRND?
If you are going, RSVP for both this Meetup and the Make:Seattle Meetup:
The Meetup starts at 10:30am, I said 9:00am for our Meetup as that is when we should meet to carpool. If there are only a few of us, I can drive my car, if we have more than four total we can take my van. Bring a few bucks for gas and lunch.
I have the carpool set to leave from my house, but we can change that if necessary, as long as you contact me in advance. If you live further north, I might be willing to pick you up on the way as long as we are not going too far off of I-5. There is a park-n-ride in Lacey at the College/Martin Way ramp, and one in Tacoma at 56th St exit on the east side of I-5.
In October, after we go around the room, we will have a workshop for beginners who haven't done a plastic extruded 3-D print before, and want to learn the basics of doing their own.
We will start by using Sketch-Up, a delightful 3-D modeling CAD tool. Have something in mind that you would like to print, and we will show you how to create the virtual version in Sketch-Up.
Next we will convert the Sketch-Up .SKP file into a .STL file using a Sketch-Up plug-in.
Then we will use NetFab which does .STL clean up, preparing it for printing.
Finally we will convert our .STL files into gcode files, ready for printing.
See you there!