$30 – $40

Multiple Dates

3D Print a Keychain

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Bellingham Makerspace

1000 F Street

Technology Development Center

Bellingham, WA 98225

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Have an interest in 3D printing? Come to our class at the Makerspace and learn what you need to get started!

In this class you will learn how to build a name tag keychain in Tinkercad, the steps of slicing using Cura, how to start a print on the Ultimaker, and the basic techniques to troubleshoot simple problems.

Once you have learned these basic skills you will be able to make all manner of things with a 3D printer, so stop dreaming and start making at the The Makerspace!

Skill level: This class is built for beginners

What to Bring: PLEASE BRING A LAPTOP IF YOU HAVE ONE! If you don't please let us know ahead of time so we can get a computer set up for you.

Topics Covered:

  • 3D CAD design

  • Use of 3D slicing software

  • Starting prints on the Kerby 3D printer

  • Troubleshooting your prints

You will need to bring your own laptop computer with some (free) applications installed. You can follow the links below to find the downloads:

Slicing Software (Slic3r)

Printer Control Software (Pronterface): select either the Mac or Windows files as you require, the latest available on the list.

If you have trouble finding or installing the software, or need us to arrange a computer for you, that's not a problem! Just message us about it beforehand at education@bellinghamfoundry.com, and we will help you out with whatever you need.


Class fees: All class fees include materials.

Donations: Want to throw a little extra in to support our scholarships? There’s a donation option at registration to add any amount that you want to pay forward. A donation receipt will be included with your registration confirmation email.

Refund policy: We currently do not offer refunds or transfers between classes. You may, however, transfer your ticket to another person who is 18 or older. If you need help finding someone to take your spot, you are welcome to post in the class event on our Facebook page, or ask us to share your email address with the class waitlist.

Other FAQs

  • What is your refund policy?

    • Refunds are offered up to 7 days before the event.

  • How do I transfer my ticket to someone else?

    • You can either log in to your EventBrite account and edit the attendee info on your registration, or email us at (manager@bellinghammakerspace.org with 1) the date and name of the class, and 2) first name, last name, and email address of the person you’d like to transfer your ticket to.

  • When and where to arrive?

    • Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before class to settle in and be ready to go! Signs inside the entrance will guide you to our classroom.

  • What to bring/not to bring?

    • Bring a laptop computer. If you do not have one of your own, then we can arrange for a computer on site for you.

    • For your personal safety, please wear closed-toe shoes, tie long hair back, and avoid any dangling jewelry or baggy clothing. You may also want to bring a water bottle and a snack.

  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket?

    • No - we'd prefer to save a few trees! We can look up registration details electronically if need be.

  • Is there an age limit?

    • All our classes are 18+ unless otherwise indicated in the class description.

  • Other questions? Email us at manager@bellinghammakerspace.org

The Bellingham's Makerspace is a volunteer-run nonprofit that provides access to high tech and traditional tools, workspace, classes and community connections. Join our wonderful community of creative people making awesome things. We are always looking for new volunteers and teachers. What's your passion?

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Bellingham Makerspace

1000 F Street

Technology Development Center

Bellingham, WA 98225

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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