Intro to 3D design and printing

Get an introduction to 3D printing in this fun 5-hour workshop.

Produced by the City of Sydney

Darling Square Library opens on Monday 28 October.

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the exciting areas of computer-aided design (CAD), 3D printing and iterative design. Over 5 fun hours, you’ll explore different design tools and processes, including how to improve designs with feedback and augmenting basic shapes. Guided by facilitator Heike Roberts, you’ll use these new skills to make your own unique tea light candle holder to take home.

What you’ll learn

Creating complex shapes with Autodesk Tinkercad. Tinkercad is an easy-to-use CAD app for 3D design, electronics and coding
Using an existing template to create a custom tea light design
Understanding 3D printing, and how to set up and run a 3D print job
The iterative design cycle – using feedback and augmentation to improve designs.

What you’ll make

Your very own 3D printed tea light candle holder. Your design will be printed after the workshop and we’ll let you know when it’s ready to collect (please allow up to 2 weeks).

Bookings and class size: Maximum 12 people – bookings are required
Suitable for: Ages 16 years and over
Experience level: This is a beginner project with no required knowledge. An interest in design and desire to expand technical design knowledge, physical making skills and hands-on experience of makerspace equipment 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: Heike Roberts

Heike Roberts has worked as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) educator for over 10 years. As part of the Modfab team, she has trained teachers and students across Australia in design, CAD and 3D printing.



Saturday 30 November 2019 from 11am to 4pm


Adult: $150.00
Concession: $120.00

Accessibility services

  • Mobility access
  • Hearing loop

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