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DIY Sundial: Intro to Press Fit Design & Laser Cutting

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Two sessions: August 9 and 16, 2017

Learn the basics of press fit design and go home with your own press fit sundial!

Join us for an introductory class covering 3D design and laser cutting. A laser cutter is a cool tool, but it’s even better when you know how to design the objects to cut.

In this two-session workshop we will work through the process of designing an object in 3D modeling software, then making the object we’ve designed using the laser cutter. You’ll go home with a press fit sundial!

During the workshop we will be using the CAD software Autodesk Fusion 360; NO prior experience with CAD is necessary. You’ll get hands-on experience on how digital design and fabrication, and simple materials, can be used to make something remarkable.

This workshop meets TWICE: Wednesday, August 9, 7-10 p.m. and Wednesday, August 16, 7-10 p.m.

You’ll learn:
– an introduction to the workflow in CAD design
– explanation of parametric control in CAD design
– design principles for press fit
– how to export 3D renderings to 2D files
– how to cut 2D designs on a laser cutter

This workshop has only six spots available so sign up today. Suggested donation is $10-20 and will help cover the cost of materials.