Fundamentals of 3D Printing

Turn your ideas into reality by learning the fundamentals of 3D printing. This self-paced course gives you all the knowledge and skills to start designing and 3D printing independently in a clear and hands-on way. No previous knowledge is required to take this course. 
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What will you be able to do after this course?

  • Operate and Problem Solve your own FDM 3D Printer
  • 3D Print other people’s models
  • Design your own 3D models to print

Projects in Course

  • Design and 3D Print your box with a lid
  • Slice your 3D design
  • Calibrate a 3D Printer

Topics Covered

  • How 3D printers work
  • The 3D printing workflow
  • How to create your own 3D design
  • How to prepare your 3D Model for printing (aka slicing)
  • How to prepare your physical 3D printer
  • How to print your own 3D design!
  • How to solve common 3D printing challenges

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Meet Your Instructor

Years of Experience
  • Over 14 years of teaching kids and adults with all different learning styles
  • Coached and trained hundreds of adults and children in technology
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Learning Philosophy
  • You have to Build It to Learn It
  • Hands-on, personalized instruction facilitates deep learning
  • People learn best when they feel safe and supported
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  • BA in Computer Science and Elementary Teacher Education from Middlebury College
  • MA in Learning Design and Technology from Stanford University
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