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Slicing and Dicing: 3D Printing from the Basics to Advanced Applications

LA Makerspace

Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

Slicing and Dicing: 3D Printing from the Basics to...

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One Maker (Makers under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) Ended $25.00 $1.49
MEMBERS ONLY (20% OFF!) One Maker (Makers under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) Ended $20.00 $1.39

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Event Details

This class is an introduction to the art of 3D printing, and requires no 3D modeling skills.  We will use 3D models shared by the DIY community on the internet (see Thingiverse.com) to demonstrate basic to advanced techniques for using 3D printing software and hardware to create physical objects from digital models.  Materials for printing (plastics to be extruded into models, and the printer itself) will be provided.
The BukoBot (invented by our friend Diego Porquerez of Deezmaker) working on a spiral print 
Topics covered will include:
  • What is a 3D printer anyway? Basic overview of 3D printing technology and in-depth look at Fused Filament Modeling.
  • What can I Print? The Capabilities of FFM
  • Bits to Its: Slicing overview, concepts, and how-to
  • Basics Schmasics Push the Envelope! Overhangs, supports, and considerations for printing complex objects in parts.
An example project available to be printed from Thingiverse: an Ouya Robodock!


As a student you are encouraged to bring a laptop.

Before class, please: check out Thingiverse.com, create an account, browse the collection for things you want to print and add them to a Thingiverse collection within your account. We will browse these collections as a class and select objects for slicing and printing demonstrations and use them as points of discussion when considering the concepts of slicing and 3D printing.


Example projects shared on Thingiverse


About the Instructor

Originally from Flint Michigan, Arnold attended college at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan where he earned his BFA is Sculpture and Metalsmithing. Arnold is an artist and designer and most recently earned his MFA in Studio Art from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in the spring of 2011. Since 2011 Arnold’s studio practice has moved from Madison Wisconsin, to Orange California. He has taught sculpture at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and worked as a designer at Drift Studio in Mt. Horeb WI. He was also the GLS Artist in Residence from 2010-12 for Games+Learning+Society at UW Madison. For the past two years he has curated an annual art exhibition at the GLS Conference focusing on Art and Games. He works collaboratively and individually on public art projects around the country. Arnold’s studio work is primarily three-dimensional, sculptural, and physical; his process is a hybrid of digital design and 3D modeling employed in the production of physical objects. Using digital design tools and a variety of materials and processes he works to create fantastical, self-contradictory and yet subtly plausible sculptures. Recently Arnold has employed 3D printing to create a series of modular and interchangeable snap-fit models which have been exhibited in San Diego and featured on the maker site Thingiverse as well as BoingBoing.net among others. 


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Participants must be at least 13 years old.  Adult guardians of minors need not purchase a ticket.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


What is the refund policy?

No refunds 48 hours prior to the class




We are located at LA Mart. Look for the very large chair.

The Blue Line Grand Station at Washington and Grand is 2 blocks away in front of LA Trade Tech College and there are several bus stops within a block as well.


Parking Lot: $10.00 – M-F; $5.00 ($7.00 non-members)- Saturday and Sunday. Inquire at desk.

Street Parking: Available; See meters for time restrictions

NOTE: Parking on Hill Street is FREE on Sunday 

Entry on Saturday and Sundays and Weekdays after 6pm is through the Employee Entrance to the left of the main LA Mart doors.



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When & Where

LA Makerspace
1933 Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

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LA Makerspace is a community-based nonprofit organization with a mission to increase access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education for kids and adults, regardless of ability to pay.

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