CAD for the Masses! An Introduction to OpenSCAD
Learn the basics of the programmatic modeling language OpenSCAD. This open source CAD modelling software is the go to platform for creating 3D models for prototyping as it is flexible, precise and 100% free to use. Found a device on thingiverse but it's all in metric and you need it in SAE? No problem! Simply pop open that model in OpenSCAD, tweak a couple numbers in the code that defines the model, and you've got your brand new part ready for 3D printing!
If you’ve ever wanted or needed a replacement part for an item that you can’t find, can’t buy, or simply isn’t available any more, OpenSCAD is what you need. OpenSCAD is a simple 3D modeling program which is excellent for making precise, dimension specific parts meant for practical use. With some familiarity with it, you can even use it with an artistic sense.
Unlike other 3D modeling programs, OpenSCAD is done entirely through coding with a very simple interface which we will walk you through and teach you the basics of programming (it’s actually pretty straightforward). We’ll show you how to make basic shapes and combine and cut them from one another to provide the shapes you need. We can also tell you about resources for more advanced work for when you’re more comfortable with the software.
If you need to make special parts, are keen to learning about coding, want to make 3D models differently than usual, or just want to learn something new, OpenSCAD is for you!
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The Build Shop LLC
201 N Westmoreland Ave, #128
The Build Shop
"LA's First DIY 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, and Build-It-Yourself Fabrication Shop!"
Founded in late 2011, The Build Shop was the first walk-in 3D printing shop in Los Angeles. With over five distinct brands of 3D printers using Fused Filament Fabrication, Stereolithography, and Granular Materials Binding Technologies we have the capabilities to 3D print nearly any project you want to build. If you want to do it yourself we also have a host of classes to get you up to speed to run the machines yourself!
Whether you're a small business owner looking to build a part, an artist creating their next masterpiece, student learning the cutting edge of personal prototyping, or maker looking to create their next cool gadget, if you can dream it up we can help you build it!