Thing To Make

3D Design and Printing Course

Posted on 27 Dec 2017 in Courses, Thing To Make | 0 comments

Introducing 3D Design & Printing!

Fascinated by 3D Printing? This is the Course for You!

Learn the basics of 3D Computer Assisted Design (CAD) and 3D Printing using SketchUp!

Number of Participants: Min. 6 – Max. 8
When: January 21, 2018, from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, 1/2 hr lunch
Where: 133 McMillan St., Parksville (ground floor of the McMillan Art Centre)

Requirements: Upon confirmation of registration on our website, follow the link to the required softwares to be installed on your computer.

Equipment: Bring your laptop and mouse (MAC or Windows), curiosity and enthusiasm!

This course will introduce you to 3D drawing and how to take that completed drawing and produce a simple physical object using a 3D printer.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Drafting Principles
  • Overview of SketchUp User Interface
  • Draw 2D Shapes
  • Make 3D Objects: draw object, edit, export for printing – STL file
  • Lunch Break: 1/2 hr
  • Review 3D Printer Features
  • Review 3D Printer Software – CURA/SLICER
  • Load Student Models and Print: while printing, edit models, Q & A

Note: Registrants under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. Registration taken in payment date order.

If you have any questions, please email theoceansidemakerspace@gmail.com


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Wednesday 26th

Posted on 30 Jul 2017 in Thing To Make, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Every week progress is being made. Dave and Rob finished off the 2 large tables and I switched things around a bit – we now have a 5×8 ft table area in the centre of the “dining” space and a 4×8 ft table top on the other side of the kitchen. There is a donated Raspberry Pi setup with garage sale TV and a Pi for Dummies Book. A Ubuntu Linux Laptop and a Win 7 laptop to work on. I moved the TLC 3D Printer to the presentation area and we now have the 2 new/reconditioned Win 7 HP desktops with our 2 3D Printers, up and running – may need some further adjustments, but Poul and grand kids got the Delta printer printing and Shawne finished putting the Tevo Tarantula together and got that printing.

Chris and Justin worked on their games programming tasks, using the

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Another Wednesday

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 in Thing To Make, Tool | 0 comments

Time zips by and the 2nd Wednesday came round. We had another great turnout and a couple more visitors. We unloaded wood from the BLT2GoBus – to make two long tables and put a good smooth work-top on the workshop bench. Terry and Robert installed two sets of blinds in the kitchen windows (from the Salvation Army shop). David worked on setting up the 3 circular saws and the large band-saw. Paul and Shawne continued to work on the two new 3D Printers, and once things settled down a little, I offered to go through the basics of using the HICTOP 3D Printer.

This 15-20 min intro turned into

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Wednesday Nights

Posted on 7 Jul 2017 in Thing To Make, Tool, Uncategorized | 2 comments

5 July was the first of our Wednesday night supervised sessions, that means that Associate Members can come and use the facility, knowing that there will be at least one Steering Committee member there to help and answer questions. Also, it is open for the public to visit and see what the Club offers and sign-up, if interested. If you come with a Member Friend to work on something together, you should read the waiver form, fill in a Donation envelope, insert $5 for the day and put the envelope in the donation box. This allows for one-off use by Member Friends and family visitors.

We had about half our members turn up this Wednesday, plus 3 visitors. After general introductions and chatting, they got down to working on building our Tevo Tarantula 3D Printer. It takes a while

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