Draft 3d printing class syllabus

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Session I: I have a printer, now what?

Brief overview of process: What is 3d printing Slicers and gcode .stl files and cads .stl files and downloads (design sources like Thingiverse) Scanners Working with designs: What kind of files can I edit and how do I find them? Creative Commons license Customizations Creating your own basic designs Cad tools: Gui-based - TinkerCad Parametric - OpenScad, Implicit Hybrids How do I convert the file so I can print it on a different printer? What materials can I print in? Create simple designs Small project, like a keychain charm or something else tiny but customizable

Before class: Create an account on TinkerCAD Create an account on Thingiverse

Bring your own laptop!