Practical Solid Modeling for 3D Printing with OpenSCAD

  • September 26, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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This intensive course will bootstrap you into designing solid models of useful objects suitable for production on a 3D printer.

OpenSCAD, "The Programmers Solid 3D CAD Modeler", describes the 3D geometry of solid objects in the same manner that Postscript handles 2D shapes. Unlike 3D drawing programs, OpenSCAD's text-based language provides precise control over the solid model's components, so that you can set and adjust their exact size, position, and orientation.

You'll produce simple shapes, combine them into complex objects, then arrange the results for successful 3D printing. Should the Lords of Cosmic Jest permit, we'll print a few small items during class to illustrate the concepts.

You must bring:


1) A laptop with OpenSCAD already installed and working: http://www.openscad.org/


2) A standard PC mouse with a scroll wheel for object manipulation


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  • Sean S.

    I already have a model to try to print. I can't wait to see how it comes out.

    September 27, 2013

  • Ed N.

    I'll start talking promptly at 6:31 pm, as there's plenty of territory to cover. If you need more motivation, remember that the early bird gets the best chair!

    September 23, 2013

    • Sean S.

      I'm looking forward to it! I have something specific in mind I'd like to accomplish, and I can't wait to find out how hard it would be.

      September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. Nice to meet yous alls. I am excited about seeing a real live 3d printer. I just downloaded and installed OpenSCAD and created some funky sculptures. It is very cool. Quite different from AutoCad, and from GoogleSketchup. I just tried to RSVP, and went to Amazon and clicked Confirm, but it didn't seem to work. I am hesitant to try again, to avoid paying twice. Anyone else have problems with the Amazon Pay Gateway? May I pay some other way?

    I look forward to meeting you.

    September 12, 2013

    • Sean S.

      You can also pay cash or credit in person at the workshop.

      September 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks thor. Count me in then.

      September 12, 2013

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