MUGNY OpenSCAD Study Group
This Thursday evening at the MakerBot Workshop, the New York MakerBot User Group (MUGNY) will launch a monthly Study Group focusing on the parametric CAD application OpenSCAD. OpenSCAD is cross-platform and open-source, a phenomenally powerful tool that has been getting quite a bit of attention on Thingiverse and beyond. And if it is a wee bit under-documented, counter-intuitive, and eccentric, well....that is where the Study Group comes in!
Those of us pulling this study group together (Liz Arum, Jon Santiago, and Matt Griffin) believe strongly that a wider audience of MakerBot Operators and Thingiverse Modelers will embrace this tool and push it even further if our Study Group can do some footwork to compile and generate curriculum, tutorials, libraries, and example files that demonstrate practically how to use this application.
We will be taking our lead from MakerBlock and Allan Ecker's tutorial series on the Thingiverse and MakerBot blogs, investigating in-development tools such as Marty McGuire's OpenSCAD Polygon Output for Inkscape, experimenting and reporting on the many many OpenSCAD libraries you can grab from Thingiverse and beyond, and generally digging in deep and seeing what we can find.
If you are MakerBot Operator in the greater New York area and want to attend, please RSVP via this site.
Before you arrive to the first session, please take a look at MakerBlock's OpenSCAD Basics tutorial series -- and make sure to get OpenSCAD installed and ready to go before you arrive:
- OpenSCAD Basics: The Setup
- OpenSCAD Basics: 2D Forms
- OpenSCAD Basics: 3D forms
- OpenSCAD Basics: Manipulating Forms
314 Dean Street (between 3rd and 4th Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
6:30pm - 08:00pm
Afterwards, many of us will head up to Craft Night at NYCResistor. Feel free to head upstairs to check that out as well!
Matt, Liz, Jon
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MakerBot User Group New York (MUGNY)
The New York gathering of MakerBot Operators and colleagues.