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Learn How To Design for 3D Printing with Sketchup and Shapeways: Tue, Sep 13th, NYC

For those of you who have tried the Shapeways Creators, made your own Ringpoem, drawn your own earrings, experimented with the Image Popper and are ready to start designing your own items from scratch, we are holding a workshop just for you: Design for 3D Printing with Shapeways: Tue, Sep 13th, New York City.

Enabling the Makers: An Intro to Design for 3D Printing at Shapeways

We’re on the edge of a new normal, where everyday products are custom
made for and by each and every one of us. Today, only a lucky few know
how to design the digital models that become 3d printed objects. If you
haven’t known where to start, this class will get you on the path to printing a stradivarius in no time.

In this beginner’s class, we’ll take you from basic design concepts in SketchUp
(Google’s free 3D modeling software) to customizing your own case for
the iPhone 4, to uploading it and placing an order to get it 3D printed
on Shapeways. A $25 voucher will be included for all students to cover the cost of printing.

Bring your Mac or PC laptop (SketchUp does not support Linux), your
charger, and an external mouse. We do recommend that you create an
account on Shapeways and download Google SketchUp prior to the class.

Sign up via Skill Share, the course will be run by Aaron Trocola aka Aeron203, an industrial designer who has been creating 3D designs and working with technology start-up companies for over 15 years.

About me
Shapeways Designer Evangelist
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