3D design and electronics: FM radios

Design a custom case for an FM radio using 3D printing and laser cutting.

Produced by the City of Sydney

Turn up the volume on your very own FM radio in this 3D design and electronics workshop.

You’ll assemble an FM radio circuit and research, design, 3D print and laser-cut a bespoke outer case. You’ll use sketches and computer-aided design tools to help you create your case, and you can customise it whichever way you please. The only limitation is your imagination.

You’ll need to attend every session to complete the course and your radio.

What you’ll learn

Basic skills in computer-aided design (CAD), 3D printing, laser cutting and electronics
Designing products using Autodesk Fusion and exporting them to a 3D printer
Soldering and assembling electronic products
Creating a bespoke casing around electronic products

What you’ll get to take home

Your very own FM radio, personalised with your bespoke outer-case design.

Bookings and class size: Maximum 12 people – bookings are required

Suitable for: Ages 16 and over

Experience level: This is a beginner program with no required knowledge. An interest in bespoke small design manufacturing is beneficial

Wear: Enclosed shoes and no loose-fitting clothing or jewellery

Bring: Yourself – all materials provided.

We aim to deliver inclusive and accessible events. If you have any access or communication needs, please contact us.

Facilitator: Ben Roberts
Ben is an experienced broadcast engineer and trainer for Modfab in rapid-prototyping technology. Modfab is a leader in 3D printing workshops and provides education in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) to all ages.



Thursday 30 January 2020 from 6pm to 8pm
Thursday 6 February 2020 from 6pm to 8pm
Thursday 13 February 2020 from 6pm to 8pm


Adult: $180.00
Concession: $144.00

Accessibility services

  • Mobility access
  • Hearing loop

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