Designing for 3D Printing: Pencil Topper

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September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: MakerLab
Our 3D printers can be used to transform an idea to a finished object using a 3D modelling software like Tinkercad, an easy-to-use, free browser-based program.  At this workshop, you will get introduced to the basics of 3D modelling and navigating Tinkercad.  We will be working on designing a pencil topper. Your finished pencil topper design will be printed on our 3d printers; however, due to the time it takes to print, participants will need to pick up their finished pencil topper at a later time.  For ages 8-14.
Tinkercad is a free browser-based application created by Autocad. Autodesk’s Tinkercad is one of the most popular classroom tools for creating simple designs from scratch, quickly modifying existing designs. It’s a free online 3D design program that you can use in your web browser without downloading any software. Tinkercad is extremely intuitive and easy to use, and has built-in Lessons to help you learn the ropes, making it perfect for beginners both young and old.
The library’s MakerLab has three MakerBot printers and a Lulzbot Mini printer. Check the MakerLab calendar for upcoming training sessions for the MakerBot and Lulzbot printers.


September 26
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Laura Miller


151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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