About the course
We’ll get you hands on with the design process from the very beginning – you’ll be given a certain specification to meet just like a real designer would, then create an original design on paper to give your imagination some structure and form. From there, we’ll show you how to take your pencil designs and give them dimension and depth using TinkerCAD, all the while ensuring that you haven’t lost sight of the purpose of your initial design brief. Products have to serve a purpose, after all!
After working to refine and perfect your new digital model, we’ll package and export it ready to print. Finally, we’ll discuss the science of ‘additive manufacturing’ or 3D printing so you understand exactly how the machine will create your artefact, then show you exactly how to use and troubleshoot a 3d printer so you can use one in the future.
The purpose of these workshops is getting you not only 3D modelling and printing, but more importantly it’s about teaching you’re the design process itself, just like a real designer. We’ll help you get familiar with the basics of a design workflow; from brief or inspiration all the way through research, designing, prototyping to printing your finished product.
You’ll learn about and put into practice the basics of design workflow to create original designs, from pen and paper to a 3D model ready to be printed. You’ll learn how to use TinkerCAD and be familiar with other 3D modelling software that is available, understand the science and function of 3D printing and finally, you will use additive manufacturing technology to print something of your own design which achieves a specific purpose – it’s like having a weekend job in a design studio!
A LAPTOP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE. You may borrow one from HackLab for the duration of the course for £30, just add it to your basket.