Important: This class is being taught as a hybrid between online and in-person sessions. The online portion is held via Zoom and will run 2 hours. At the end of the online session, the instructor will post signup times for the 30min 1-on-1 in-person portion. To be certified to use Hacker Lab's 3D printers you must attend the online portion then schedule, attend, and pass an in-person final certification.

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


  • Cura
  • MonoPrice 3D printers
  • Tazbot 3D printers

Important Information

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.

    About the Instructor

Intro to 3D Printing - Online Hybrid Edition
Online Event 2533 R Street Suite 120 Sacramento, CA 95816 Mapa

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