The Future of Flight 3D Makerspace in the Future of Flight Aviation Center Gallery hosts weekly Maker Mondays, the AMP program, special Members-only events, and Professional Development by appointment. For information not found here, email email@example.com and the head Maker will reply as soon as possible.
Maker Mondays, open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., takes place in the Future of Flight Aviation Center's 3D Makerspace on our Gallery floor. Collaborative makerspaces give you the opportunity to work on your own projects, while sharing and improving your 3D-modeling skills. Print your project on a MakerBot Replicator or Flashforge Dreamer in nontoxic PLA plastic! Makers under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop-ins are welcome.
Maker Mondays is free to Institute of Flight Members and $5/seat to all others, letting you work all the way until close if you desire. Printing costs $1/gram, and most people print objects at about 4-10 grams.
Maker Workshops, Saturdays 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., are special weekend events that rotate each month. Maker Workshops include starter materials and will introduce you to a new Maker method each month!
For the month of July 2017, we're doing our Advanced 3D Printing Structures workshop. This is excellent if you have experience in a 3D modeling platform already. If you don't have practice already, we'll show you precisely how to make a complex shape step-by-step, and our experienced users will be able to play with it much more. Specifically, we will be using the power of the "component" operator in SketchUp, which lets us make many structural elements that all change when the original is modified. Printing these shapes at larger sizes will cost extra per gram and take extra time, but you can always pick up your creation from our front desk starting on the next Monday if printing takes overnight!
For the month of August 2017, we'll be doing our Airfoil 3D Printing workshop. Using tools like move, rotate, and scale in specific ways, we'll be bending, twisting, and warping shapes to make wings and fuselages to print our own aircraft models! These kinds of shapes can be especially difficult to start making in CAD programs, so we'll give you all the tools to make your own versions. Aircraft shapes frequently need supports to 3D print correctly which means a good craft or modeling knife at home will help clean up your final shape. Don't forget August 19th is National Aviation Day!
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