If you haven't heard, we have a 3D printer and scanner in the Hub! So far, we've had a couple of programs teaching teens how to 3D model their own designs and use this technology.
Besides printing out cool trinkets and rapid prototyping, 3D printing has many practical uses too. Imagine printing out a missing piece to your favorite board game or replicating a lost button on a well-worn sweater. You can even use a 3D printer for household repairs! Recently, a pair of brackets for blinds in my apartment broke. Instead of going out and buying new brackets, I decided to model a pair using TinkerCAD. See the different design iterations below.
If you are interested in learning more about the library's 3D printers, join us at one of these upcoming programs or stop by the Hub to chat.
- Introduction to 3D Printing and Computer-Aided Design - Learn how to use TinkerCAD to design a 3D object.
- 3DRD: Thomas Middle School Final Project Presentations - Hear local 8th graders talk about developing, designing, and prototyping and invention or improvement to something existing.
- Pic Your Brain: Custom 3D-Printed Guitar Pics - Customize your very own guitar pic and stay for a brief lesson on guitar playing basics.