Intro to 3D Printing


Learn the basics of 3D printing in this intro class!

The first part will be an intro to theory of 3d printing and how it works, then we’ll get into the specifics of how to use Decatur Makers’ new CR10 printer & our Lulzbot mini printer.

We’ll cover how to make a design with free software, then turn that design into gcode using the Cura slicer so that the machine can read it.

Finally, we’ll send prints to the printer and show everyone how to use it. Feel free to bring a small design to print (your own, or find something on Since prints take 20 minutes to over an hour, not everyone will be able to print something in the time allowed, but you should know enough by the end of class to print on our machines yourself.

The class is scheduled for 3 hours but the first two hours is the most critical. After that, it will be making prints on the mini and answering questions.

Free for members of Decatur Makers*
$25 for non-members (click HERE for more info and to join (!)
*Members please pay full-price and we'll refund the difference at the class.

Refunds: Full refunds will be given if you cancel no later than 2 days prior to the class. NO other cancellation refunds provided.

Max Number of Students: 6
Min Age of Student: 10 years old if a parent attends with them

Bring a laptop if you have one! If we have time towards the end, we can help you set up Cura on your machine or answer questions regarding 3d models you want to print.

Your instructor, Andy Zamon, has been 3D printing for 3 years and re-discoverd his joy of making after several years in the corporate sector. He teaches 3D Printing to K-12 students in after school programs and enrichment activities during the school year. While not teaching he helps solve problems with his trusty lulzbot mini - repairing broken key fobs, helping design educational activities for festivals, and making giant LEGO.