3D Modeling for 3D Printing - Beginners

Kids with 3D printed objects

Exclusive Two-Part Member Virtual Workshop

Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 10:30am

In two 45-minute virtual sessions spanning consecutive Saturdays (1/16 AND 1/23), discover how 3D modeling, or Computer-Aided Design (CAD)—is essential to the design, appearance, and function of objects for 3D printing. Using Tinkercad alongside Franklin Institute educators, learn the basic capabilities of 3D modeling and design, ask questions, and receive a step-by-step activity guide to complete on your own time through the week between sessions. When you return together as a group, discuss your experience with the software, ask troubleshooting questions about your designs, and receive suggestions and assistance from the educators. 

Participants attend both virtual sessions, from 10:30-11:15am on both dates. Capacity is limited; advance registration is required.

You’ll leave the 2-part virtual workshop with a basic knowledge of Tinkercad and tools to advance your 3D designs. By mail following the second session, you will also receive a completion certificate and a unique 3D-printed object made especially for you in The Franklin Institute’s Tech Studio. 

This interactive, live virtual experience is geared towards participants age 12+ (not recommended for a younger audience) who have little experience with 3D modeling and Tinkercad.

System requirements: A computer or tablet with internet connection and a web browser, and use of a mouse. Trackpads and touchscreen devices are not efficient for Tinkercad.

Reservations: To register for this event, call 215.448.1200 (Option 2). Membership representatives are available from 9:00am – 5:00pm daily, except Friday, January 1, 2021 (closed).

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