We are offering a class on how to use Google’s free 3D program SketchUp. SketchUp is not the most powerful CAD program out there, but its intuitive design and price make it a great start if you are curious about conjuring solid objects out of plastic and bytes.
This class will run Saturday, February 2/26 from 10am to 3pm at Hive76
You will learn:
- How to make simple stuff in SketchUp
- How not to ruin a model by poking holes in it, what “manifold” means.
- The basic process of FDM 3D printing
- The limitations of the Makerbot
And most importantly, you get to print and take home a thing!
- Saturday, February 2/26 from 10am to 3pm
- Lunch will be provided in the form of hoagies.
- Tickets are $30
- You don’t need to stay for the whole thing
- Laptop with SketchUp installed.
It’s available for Win and Mac and runs well under Wine for Linux
We will have a limited supply of laptops for those poor souls without them.
- This STL export plugin
- Optional STL viewers: MeshLab, NetFabb, or Pleasant3D (mac)
- Maybe some sketches of something to model. Remember: K.I.S.S.
Sound like fun?