Introduction to 3D Printing
My name is Dave Hylands, and I’ll be giving a talk on Wed November 19, 2014 which I’ve titled “Introduction to 3D Printing”.
The Libre Impress presentation that I showed is available at: https://github.com/dhylands/h4ck-3d-intro
The software that I’ve been using (and which you may wish to install on your laptop when you come) is the following:
1 - FreeCAD - http://www.freecadweb.org/
2 - Cura - https://www.ultimaker.com/pages/our-software
3 - Repetier Host - http://www.repetier.com/documentation/repetier-host/
This isn’t a requirement, but it will allow you to play with different files and see what’s going all. All of the above software should work under Linux/Windows/Mac. I’m using it under Linux (Ubuntu 14.04).
A sample STL file that I’ll look at: https://github.com/modlabca/brand/blob/master/3d-print/Logo-Raised-Lettering-40pct-1up.stl You can click on “Raw” and save the file locally.
This is the corresponding FreeCAD file that was used: https://github.com/modlabca/brand/blob/master/3d-print/Logo-Raised-Lettering.fcstd
In FreeCad, I exported the STL, and then in Cura I scaled in X & Y by 0.4 (but left Z at 1.0)
I’ll be there, and looking forward to it!
@dhylands I am also really excited about this. Could you add the list of software you recommended to your post here as well (you can always edit your OP).
I think @amanda might be able to send an email to our workshop participants. It would be great to point the new people here
@arasbm I have sent an email to participants about the software and to register here as well. Looking forward to tomorrow!
Just wanted to thank @dhylands for coming out last night for our 3d printing maker meetup! It was a success and I think everyone got something out of it. Looking forward to the next one!
I updated my original post to include a link to the presentation, which can be found at: https://github.com/dhylands/h4ck-3d-intro
Ryan Turcot from Omega send me some of the pictures he took that night. Here is my favourite:
You can see the rest here …
Awesome photo! I’m sure that’d work great for some marketing material