Location: NYCCTfab Fabrication Lab at City Tech, 186 Jay St V813, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (map)
Subway: High St (A/C), York St (F)
City Tech is excited to offer an evening course in 3D printing open to students and professionals alike. The course will run from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday nights for 9 sessions, starting October 1st and running through November 26th. The course will take place at NYCCTfab, a state of the art fabrication facility in downtown Brooklyn.
Over the past decade, design disciplines ranging from architecture to industrial design to fashion have seen an incredible increase in their ability to rapidly produce physical parts directly from 3D models, a phenomenon collectively referred to as “digital fabrication.” 3D printing in particular is currently undergoing explosive development, due in part to the proliferation of personal desktop 3D printers and web-based 3D printing services, both of which allow hobbyists and professionals alike to affordably manufacture custom designs. The additive, or “building-up,” nature of 3D printing offers an ease-of-use and freedom of form that simply can’t be found in subtractive fabrication technologies such as laser cutting or CNC machining, making it a suitable gateway for design professionals interested in learning more about design for manufacture. This course will cover the fundamentals of digital modeling for 3D printing, file preparation and output methods for multiple types of 3D printers, and best practices in 3D printer operations.
For more information or questions contact Brian Ringley.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.