3D printing has been a growing trend in the past few years, and we are proud to have a new program to introduce 3D printing to our community. Since September 1, 2018, we made our Monoprice 3D printer available to the public. Please come down and check it out in the Children’s Department upstairs!
What is 3D printing?
Well, think of it like using a hot glue gun but not having to worry about shaky hands and missteps along the way. 3D printing is a more precise way to make prototype models and fun things. More importantly, 3D Printing is something that we as normal people can use to find solutions to everyday problems.
How do I get started?
It’s easy! Come down to the library and join us for a fun, laid back tutorial where you will learn a skill that you can put on your resume.
Our 3D printing class is 1.5 hours long. During this time, we will show students the basics of using Tinkercad, a free 3D modeling program that is available to anyone, and get them on their way to creating their own 3D models to print out!
Our classes will be offered on select Saturdays in the Children's Department. You can also make appointments with our Technology Coordinator, Eric Kershner, to get a more hands on tutorial on how to model and design.
To make an appointment or for more information, please call us at the library at 563-242-8441. Please note that if you are looking to make an appointment, we ask that you have a minimum of three people in your group.
Take our 3D printing class and learn how to:
CREATE AN ACCOUNT
RENAME A FILE
MOVE AROUND IN 3D SPACE
RESIZE AND RENAME AN OBJECT
JOIN OBJECTS TOGETHER
GROUP AND UNGROUP OBJECTS
DUPLICATE AND FLIP OBJECTS
EXPORT FOR PRINT
SAVE AND SUBMIT PROJECTS FOR PRINTING!