Intro to 3D Printing - Online Hybrid Edition
What You'll Learn
This class provides hands-on training in 3D Printing and rapid prototyping. This class focuses on Hacker Lab's Monoprice and Tazbot 6 3D printers as well as the the Cura slicer program. We will also cover the filaments you can use, their care and what other types are available.
- Overview of 3D printing technologies, and which ones Hacker Lab has
- Rules, policies, & procedures for printing at Hacker Lab
- Available CAD training & common software used
- Overview of the Cura slicer program, and differences between the two version of Cura Hacker Lab's printer's use
- How different configuration options within Cura can affect print quality, speed, and resolution
- Printer setup
- Use of the Monoprice 3D printers, step by step
- Use of the Tazbot 6 3D printers, step by step
- Leveling the bed
- The SD card and menu
- Launching a print
- Watching for errors, what to look out for
- Removing your print
- MonoPrice 3D printers
- Tazbot 3D printers
It is strongly recommended that you download and install the Lulzbot version of cura (links below) so you can follow along during this class.
- For Windows users, click here
- For Mac users, click here
- For Linux users, click here, and figure it out (we suggest using the app-image version over the distro's repository versions)
Important: You must attend this session with both a working microphone and camera, and have them enabled (muting mike while not talking is okay). We've added this requirement as we believe it is a necessity for effective communication, and we are trying our best to replicate the in-person certifications that are normally offered.
Since this class is being held remotely, after completing the session you will be given a link to sign up for an in-person final certification that should take about 30minutes.
This class and the final in-person certification are required to use the Tazbot 6 and MonoPrice 3D printers at Hacker Lab. There are no other recquired pre-requisites for the class, however familiarity with 3D modelling software would be helpful for future use of the 3D Printers.