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We want to build a community of woodworkers in MakeSpace and improve our workshop. Join us for a Meetup to make this happen!
Also, join the Woodshop group at https://groups.google.com/u/1/a/makespace.org/g/woodshop-club where the discussions and decisions will take place.
Makespace is what you make it.
An informal members night dedicated to working on projects to improve Makespace. This can be something as simple as organising the contents of drawers, carry maintenance tasks on the equipment or building parts/projects that will be useful for others to have access to.
No preparation need, just show up during the event and I can assign you a task or you are welcomed to propose your own.
Equipment training at Makespace is now split into an online course and a practical session. See https://web.makespace.org/red-equipment-training for more info. This is the practical for 3D Printers.
You must have completed the online training course and acheived full marks in both the Safety Quiz and the 3D Printer Quiz before you can be booked onto this session. Join the wait list and the trainer will admit you to the session.
In this session you'll get hands on with our 3D Printers. Guided by your trainer, you'll put into practise all that you've learned in the online course with opportunities to ask questions. Your trainer will assess your ability to use the 3D Printers competently and safely.
Q: Is there any charge for this training or the materials used?
Q: Can I sign up for this before my keyfob has been activated, working and tested by me?
Q: Can I sign up for this before I have completed the online training course and acheived full marks in both the Safety Quiz and the 3D Printer Quiz?
Q. Can I be late?
Q. I can't make...
A: Cancel here on meetup so that someone else can have your slot.
In this month's session we are meeting in person. NOTE: Change of day and date to a week earlier so it does not clash with school holidays. I will be in the classroom to help members with SOLIDWORKS questions and to demo the Makers edition of SOLIDWORKS CAD.
If you missed the previous sessions you can catch up on YouTube here:
Session 1: Intro to SOLIDWORKS modelling. https://youtu.be/LgrjEA7_qzg
Session 2: Exploring how to choose which constraints to define, using equations and global variables and a look at appearances and materials. https://youtu.be/1mF1JkZtA1g
Session 3: Deriving parts from a base part and using configurations and design tables to make variations of a part. https://youtu.be/k8jL6-IPlFs
Session 4: We looked at combining and subtracting parts, modelling curved surfaces which match across different parts. https://youtu.be/hBRHBlC6ad4
Session 5: We looked at modelling threads in SOLIDWORKS and making hose adapters to 3D print. https://youtu.be/xAkDLZEA4Do
In these sessions I plan to look at some good design principles to make your CAD modelling as versatile as possible so you can easily change design parameters without having to remodel everything to fit your changes. These principles are equally applicable to any parametric modelling application, so if you are using other software you should find what we cover here directly applicable.
Note: The CAD Club has worked with Dassault Systemes (the parent company behind SOLIDWORKS ) to enable Makespace members to have free access to an Educational Use license of SOLIDWORKS! These enable you to install SOLIDWORKS Student edition on your own device, so you can do your CAD modelling in or away from Makespace. If you would like to obtain a license in advance so you can have the software installed and set up, please fill in this form: https://cad-club.makespace.org/solidworks
It typically takes a few days for me to get verification of your active Makespace membership and to send out the emails, so the earlier you fill in the form the better. Once you get the license, prepare for a download of around 3GB of data, so plan ahead if you want to have it installed in time for the live session.
For more, see http://cad-club.makespace.org and join the CAD Club email group.