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DIY Sundial: Intro to Press Fit Design & Laser Cutting

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Boston Makers at CityPOP Egleston

3201 Washington Street

Boston, MA 02130

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Learn the basics of press fit design and go home with your own press fit sundial!

Join us for an introductory class covering 3D design and laser cutting. A laser cutter is a cool tool, but it's even better when you know how to design the objects to cut.

In this two-session workshop we will work through the process of designing an object in 3D modeling software, then making the object we’ve designed using the laser cutter. You'll go home with a press fit sundial!

During the workshop we will be using the CAD software Autodesk Fusion 360; NO prior experience with CAD is necessary. You'll get hands-on experience on how digital design and fabrication, and simple materials, can be used to make something remarkable.

This workshop meets TWICE: Wednesday, August 9, 7-10 p.m. and Wednesday, August 16, 7-10 p.m. Note when you RSVP you're signing up for both sessions! On August 9, we will cover the basics of 3D design; on August 16 we'll laser cut and assemble the sun dials.

You'll learn:
- an introduction to the workflow in CAD design
- explanation of parametric control in CAD design
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design principles for press fit
- how to export 3D renderings to 2D files
- how to cut 2D designs on a laser cutter

What to bring to class:
- a laptop (Mac, Windows, or Linux) with AutoDesk Fusion 360 installed (available free as a trial and for students/hobbyists)


FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This class is suitable for ages 16 and up.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We're just a few blocks from the Stony Brook T stop; free street parking is usually available.

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring your laptop and power cord!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email emily@ boston makers dot org with questions.

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Boston Makers at CityPOP Egleston

3201 Washington Street

Boston, MA 02130

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