3D OBJECT MODELING AND PRINTING

DETAILS AT A GLANCE

Where: Gettysburg College Campus
When: June 25-June 30, 2017
How Much: $1,395 for lodging, meals, activities, printer and supplies
Who: Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2017 and will be considered on a rolling basis. We have limited space so we recommend that you submit an application as soon as possible. We receive applications from many more qualified applicants than we can admit. Once admitted, campers will receive instructions for completing online registration. When the camp is full, registration will close.

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CAMP OVERVIEW

Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. A study of the software needed to communicate between the 3D printer and computer will follow next. After students learn the fundamentals of printing existing 3D objects, they will practice designing objects made from basic geometric shapes.
Students will work directly with a 3D printer connected to a personally owned computer or to a computer provided by the College. At the end of the camp, students will take their 3D printer home with them along with any software loaded onto their personally owned computer. Each student will also go home with a memory stick containing the software used at the camp. Students will be provided with PLA for printing 3D objects which is biodegradable and an environmentally friendly plastic.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Setup and configuration of 3D printers
  • Printing parameters and configuration options
  • Scaling, rotating, and positioning 3D objects
  • Slicing 3D objects and comparing different slicing programs
  • Designing and modeling 3D objects with various open source 3D modeling programs

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This is a novice level course with no previous 3D object modeling or printing knowledge needed. Fundamental computer knowledge is required.