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LaunchBox offers Free 3D Printing for Beginners

by Penn State Berks

Sep 20, 2019

When: Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 PM October 17th— November 14th; no class October 31st

Where: Berks LaunchBox  GoggleWorks Center for the Arts Suite 105 201 Washington Street Reading, PA

Cost: No cost, but please register!
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• You will become familiar with the fundamental concepts and terms of computer technology as well as computer graphics. You will get a working vocabulary in English of all the computer terms

• You will develop a working knowledge of Three-Dimensional (3-D) printers, its operation and connection to a computer

• You will see the whole process of additive manufacturing from design to final product and will have a hands-on experience by manufacturing a design.

First Session—Thursday, October 17th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Introduction to 3D Printing. Key components of a 3-D printer. Interface printer-computer. Printing of pre-designed simple shapes. You will develop a working vocabulary in English of all the 3D printing terms. The assignment at this point is for you to develop a concept of what you would like to design.

Second Session—Thursday, October 24th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Introduction to computer graphics using Tinkercad. Participants will initiate the work from simple geometrical figures to more complex shapes

Third Session—Thursday, November 7th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm You will develop a design using Tinkercad with the help of the instructors and based on the knowledge you have gained from the previous sessions.

Fourth Session—Thursday, November 14th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm You will print a design using computer technology and the 3D printer. The design will be of a geometrical nature that can be printed in a reasonable time. The goal is to illustrate the whole process from design to 3D printing.

Not sure if 3D Printing is right for you? Stop by for Tinker Tuesdays (Tuesdays from 3-7pm) at the Berks LaunchBox and give it a try!


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