Sunday March 2nd is our Monthly Meet Up at Deezmaker.
It’s time again for our monthly meeting of 3D printing enthusiasts. Want to see what this is all about? Come and drop in on Sunday, March 2nd anytime from noon to 5 PM at the Deezmaker 3-D printer shop at 290 N. Hill Ave in Pasadena. We have an open meeting on the first Sunday of every month. If you can’t make it this month, the next two will be on April 6th and June 4th.
You are also invited to register for:
Learn 3D Printing – Going Zero to Plastic in an afternoon
Sunday, March 9th, 2014 from 1:00 PM
– 6:00 PM
Have you been wondering what this 3-D printing excitement is all about?
Spend an afternoon at Deezmaker Hackerspace in Pasadena, makers of the Bukobot and Bukito 3-D printer. You will learn how to download and use the relevant free open source software you need to use an Reprap (or similar) 3-D printer.
Open-source 3D printing requires use of two programs: a 3-D modeling program to lay out the desired model, and a program to convert that design into the commands for the printer (which runs on “G-code”).
The class will be taught by Diego Porqueras, creator of the Bukobot and President of Deezmaker, and other Deezmaker staff. The class will cover a quick history of 3-D printing, types of 3-D printing and its relationship to the open source movement; basics of OpenSCAD and TinkerCAD free 3-D modeling software, and how “Slicing” works as a G-code generator. By the end, participants will make something cool in plastic with our 3-D printers!
The class will run from 1 PM to 6 PM on Sunday, March 9th at the Deezmaker Store and Hackerspace in Pasadena, 290 N. Hill Ave., 91106
Each participant must bring their own laptop computer (Mac, Windows, Linux).
Participants will be sent a list of open-source free software to download ahead of time to make the most efficient use of class time. The class will focus on the specific settings for a Bukobot, but the material applies broadly to all RepRap style open source based printers.