You can print almost anything with a 3D printer and it's easier than you think! Follow these simple steps to bring your idea to life!
Step 1-3. The Model
Don't know anything about 3D models? No problem! You can find and download an existing model from an online repository like Thingiverse or YouMagine. You can also make your own with a computer-aided design program like Tinkercad or Autocad or use a 3D scanner (note: the mobile makerspace kit has a handheld one or you can try a free app like 123DCatch).
Bring your model into one of our making events or make a consultation.
We'll get it ready for printing it in an open source slicing program like Cura or Slicer (this will let us know how long and how much plastic filament it will take).
Step 4. Print
We'll save the final model onto an SD card and print it (if it takes more than an hour, we'll schedule a consultation)
Step 5. The Final Product
Enjoy your 3D printed model!