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3D Printing Will Change The World

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3D Printing Will Change The World

Using TinkerCAD

Ever had an idea or an invention and wondered how to make it real? After this new Fire Tech Experience, you’ll be creating unique 3D objects that bring your wildest ideas into reality. And they will look awesome too!

Ages:

9-12

Equipment:

Laptop, required

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For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).

3D Printing Will Change The World

For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).

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Course highlights

Real life Examples

Real life Examples

You'll earn about all the extraordinary things being made with CAD and 3D printing. From key ring pendants to prosthetic arms and printed organs!

Get familiar with CAD

Get familiar with CAD

Learn how computer aided design is changing the world, and get familiar with one of the world’s leading CAD software – TinkerCAD

Become a Design thinker

Become a Design thinker

Understand how engineers and creators approach designing for additive manufacturing (3D printing)

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Course Overview

3D Printing is making a huge difference to how we bring new product ideas to life. If you’ve ever had an idea or an invention and wonder how to make it real, the speed, flexibility and power of 3D printing may be the answer. After this new Fire Tech Experience – 3D Printing Will Change The World – you’ll soon be designing unique objects that bring your wildest ideas into reality. And they will look awesome too.

In this exciting and jam-packed Experience, learn how to use Computer Aided Design software to develop your own creation – ready for export and manufacturing using a 3D printer or laser cutter!

You’ll learn about Digital Design and Rapid Prototyping techniques. These tools will inspire you to become an successful future inventor and maker. You’ll get to grips with the features of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, and you’ll learn about design thinking and what you would need to do to optimise your design for manufacture .

By the end of the session, you’ll have the know-how to create designs as gifts, or even for your own online store! We’ll be using a free online CAD tool so you can carry on learning and making after the experience.

FireTech Experiences are a new series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, using Zoom, with the main expert tutor showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning. Apart from Zoom, no other downloads are required.

What your child will learn

  • Understand how 3D printers and laser cutters work
  • Make-manufacturing ready files
  • Learn Computer Aided Design
  • Get first hand experience of the design process
  • Create your own designs
  • Learn the basics of TinkerCAD
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