In this camp, students will learn how to set up a 3-D printer and use it to create wonderful and fantastic things. We will cover the basic mechanics of 3-D printers including proper use and maintenance and go over 3-D modeling software on our tablet to allow the kids to draw original creations.
Camp 1 – Starting July 1
Camp 2 – Starting August 5
Day 1: We discuss what an STL file is and how the printer uses them to map out paths. We then discuss what a “raft” is and how Fill rate works. The students will do a basic print putting all of these terms to use.
Day 2: We discuss support material and its use and how it can help with odd shapes. Then we introduce them to our 3-D modeling software. The kids start by practicing basic shapes.
Day 3: We go over how to do multiple prints simultaneously on the printer as four students try to figure out how to place four different prints on a single bed. We also cover curves and spheres with our modeling software.
Day 4: We go over different materials, filaments, their applications, and various uses. The students are given free range with the software on this day to create whatever they would like to print.
Day 5: The students print their final creations. The students may pick any of the filaments and can print anything they have created on our software. The class ends with a showcase of all the different creations the students have made over the week.