3D Printing and Design - Portland
Did you ever wonder how people made all those cool 3D objects? Whether board game pieces or parts of a machine, these parts start as an idea in your imagination, then turned into a 3D object on a computer, and finally are printed on a 3D printer. At the 3D Design and Printing Camp you’ll do all of these things AND build and take home your own 3D printer! Learn the basics of 3D design using SketchUp or TinkerCAD; save your designs and then export them to the 3D printer.
For 2021 we're looking at either the Ender 3 Pro with the auto leveling kit or the Ender 3 Pro V2, but it's too early to see which one will in budget come the spring. Maybe we'll get lucky and be able to do the Ender 3 Pro V2 AND the auto leveler.
Learn about calibrating the machines; starting and finishing the print; fixing errors; and all the details that make 3D printing both challenging and rewarding. At the end of the week you get to take home your new printer, all the cool things you’ve created, even some 3D filament to use!
Open to ages 12 to 16.
2021 Camps are being scheduled for in-person, but realize that will depend on what the CDC, the State of Maine, USM, and the condition of the pandemic at that time will be. Most camps will allow for ONLINE attendance for youth who are not close to one of our sites or who cannot attend due to other reasons, it worked in 2020 and we know we can pull it off again for 2021 if we have to.
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Jul 26 - 30th, 2021
Mon - Fri for 1 week from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
University of Southern Maine (Portland)
70 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME 04103 Get directions
Room: Science Bldg 1st floor