This week we had Ryan Moore, who is an HCDE grad student and industrial designer, give us a short workshop on the basics of 3D modeling and printing. He taught us the steps to using 3D printing technology. After this we made our own design for a chess piece and had the opportunity to print it out.
1. Sketch in CAD (we used 123D Design)
2. Add your sketch to MakerBot
4. Put on SD card and insert into MakerBot Replicator
Then we had free studio time to work on our final projects or to continue learning the 3D printing technology.
My parts for my final project are coming in tomorrow afternoon so I should be able to get my project started very soon!