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Introduction to 3D Printing: Make a Keyring at MadFabLab

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MadFabLab

42 Edge Street

Manchester

M41HN

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Want to create your own 3D printed model?

Learn to add the personal touch in this two hour introduction to 3D printing. Starting with the basics principles of 3D printing and design, you will design a 3D model, prepare a 3D file for printing and create your own 3D print on the Ultimaker 3 (https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ultimaker-3) to take home.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience of 3D printing.

Equipment you’ll need

All equipment will be provided on the day, you just need to bring yourself

What will you learn?

  • Introduction to 3D-printing technologies
  • Overview of materials
  • Introduction to 3D-modeling software and exporting with Tinkercad (https://www.tinkercad.com/)
  • 3D-design and modeling
  • Uploading and 3D-printing your design
  • Watch it come to life on the Ultimaker 3 (finished prints will be posted to you)

Your Tutor

Chris Ball has worked on projects from small musical instruments to large scale interactive sculptures. He has a degree in Audio Technology, and specialises in sound and light. He has several years experience working with Arduino and associated electronics.

FAQs

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

Unfortunately, the MadFabLab is on a first floor with no lift. We are actively pursuing leads on future space which will have improved access, but in the meantime please get in touch and we will work creatively to try and accommodate you.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This course is for adults, but capable under-18s are welcome with an accompanying adult (all participants need their own tickets)

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The MadFabLab is in the Northern Quarter in Manchester.

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

Getting to us by private transport

By car. If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Alternatively, there is an NCP Car Park roughly two minutes walk away. Also, be warned that the Northern Quarter has a somewhat inscrutable one-way system so bring your sat nav.

Cyclists are always welcome and we have cycle storage next door at MadLab (36-40 Edge St).

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on fab@madlab.org.uk

What's the refund policy?

Please find MadLab's Cancellation Policy here.

This course needs a minimum of 10 people to run. Why not sign up and encourage a friend to come too?

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