Dream it, Print it – 3D Printing Bootcamp
This section is offered directly through the Long Island Science Center. The cost per student is $180, $130 for members.
Welcome to the world of 3D printing. We will be teaching your students this ins and outs of using a CAD program called Tinkercad. This course will explore the controls and options in Tinkercad available to create original designs. We will review the engineering design process with student, familiarizing them the CAD program, discussing how engineers (and other professionals) use CAD programs and familiarizing them with 3D printer capabilities and limitations. Throughout the course students will make four different designs which will be printed out on our 3D printers and mailed to them at the end of the course. Each week we will review the previous week’s designs to see if they came out as attended and then talk about how they can improve their results. Week 1 – “Getting to know the 3D printer and Tinkercad” Week 2 – “Let’s print!” and “Engraving and embossing” Week 3 – “Translating real world objects in Tinkercad” Week 4 – Advanced controls and “Let’s get creative!” Upon completion of the course, student will have learned the skills necessary to create their own objects in Tinkercad.