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Intro to 3D Printing Series: How to Build and Use a 3D Printer

July 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm



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Each student will assemble, calibrate, tune and operate their own 3D printer. The completed printer is theirs to keep at the end of the class.  The goal of the series is for students to walk away with the ability to imagine a design and produce it in physical reality. Students will learn the fundamental underlying technologies in digital fabrication, 3D scanning, 3D design, and how it relates to machine control in robotics. Through a combination of real world examples and hands on experiences, students will learn to take a design from concept to reality. There will be a focus on literacy of underlying technologies: how things work, what their limitations are, why they fail, and how to troubleshoot or design around those limitations. All materials included!

Minimum Number of Students: 4

Maximum Number of Students: 10

Cost: $350 (all materials included)

Date: Jul 26th-30th, 9am-12pm

Instructor:  Ian Roy is the Director for Research Technology and Innovation in Brandeis University’s Library. He is also the Founding Head of the Brandeis MakerLab and an Adjunct Professor at the Brandeis International Business School – and a Lecturer in the Anthropology Department. Ian currently serves on the board of the Weston Art & Innovation Center.


July 26, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Ian Roy


The Loft
356 Boston Post Road, 2nd floor
Weston, MA 02493 United States
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