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3-D Printing Basics 3: Pencil Toppers (CLASS B)

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Program Type:

Computers & Technology

Age Group:

Children , Teens
Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Ages: 9 to 16

Program Description

Event Details

Learn how to design your own 3-D Prints!  This class will cover designing a pencil topper with several colors of filament.  We will build one design together and have time to work on our own creations as well. This program is best for ages 9-16, has limited space, and requires registration.  After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to the Zoom meeting.  You will need to make your own Tinkercad account before the class starts using tinkercad.com.  Feel free to play around on it before class to familiarize yourself.  If you need to miss a class, contact the instructor rapreston@dmpl.org for options and information.

Assigned prints will be created free to class participants. A follow up class will be scheduled for those wishing to learn more.

Guidelines for DMPL Virtual Programs 

  • All lines will be muted upon entry to the meeting. This makes it easier for everyone to hear. 
  • Please double check to make sure your video/audio is working before the meeting. 
  • Raise your hand or request in the chat if you would like to be called on.  
  • Keep yourself muted until you speak. The host may mute you if this guideline is not followed.  
  • Be mindful of your video and what can be seen in your background. 
  • Do not post links in the chat.
  • Participants are expected to follow the guidelines for virtual programs. Disruptive or disrespectful behavior may result in removal from the program. 
  • The meeting will be closed 5 minutes after the end of the program.