The SM Energy ideaLAB at the Central Library prints a lot of 3D models. We print fidget spinners, and sprinkler parts, and tiny horses (not necessarily ponies though). We also teach some 3D modeling classes. Next month, on September 11, we’re hosting a 3D Printing & Modeling Basics class. We’ll be using a free browser based 3D modeling app called Tinkercad.
So, if you’ve ever wanted to design a thing, doo-dad, whatchamacallit, or doohickey, you can. Our class covers Tinkercad because it’s easy to use and has an intuitive interface, but there are other free 3D modeling tools like Sketchup and Onshape.
Once you’ve 3D modeled a gizmo or widget we can 3D print it! If you’re curious about 3D printing at the library, check out our handy FAQ.
Here are all the details for the class!