About this 2 week online class:
What will I learn?
Learn how to design and 3d print three fun and unique custom projects with the help of Steven from 3D Printer Academy. Finish the class with 3 original engineering builds of your own.
What kind of projects will I work on?
Projects in this class are designed to inspire creative engineering solutions for everyday problems. You will learn the creative thought process, and design whatever you want!
For example, you can make a portable ice cream machine, an automatic sun tracker, or a solar powered car!
What skill level is this class for?
- This class is designed for all skill levels, even if you don't have a 3d printer yet! You can get a 3d printer for as little as $99 USD!
- If you already have a 3d printer, and you have been 3d printing for a while, you will learn how to design your own unique projects. I'll take you step by step through my creative process.
When does this class take place?
Classes are designed to completed in 2 weeks and should take about 5-10 hours per week. Classes begin the first Friday of each month.
What if I don't have a 3d printer?
The first section of this class will introduce you to 3d printing, show you what 3d printer to buy, how to get one for only $99, how to set it up, and start printing!
What age range is this class for?
All ages: Adults, college students, teenages, and children accompanied by an adult.
In the class you can choose between easier projects and more advanced projects, depending on your age, the age of your children or grandchildren, and your skill level.
Aren't 3D Printers Expensive and difficult to use?
No! You can get a 3d printer for only $99 in person at certain retail stores. Or as little as $189 online in the US.
3D printing may seem intimidating and difficult, but I will help guide you through the whole process. Once you get used to how 3d printers work, it will be as easy as printing a docucment on a regular piece of paper, but in 3d!
I already have a 3d printer, is that ok?
Of course! Freel free to watch the intro to 3d printing lessons, or skip right ahead to exciting custom engineering builds.
Your own projects: Easy as 1, 2, 3:
1. Fundamentals of 3d printing.
Find the best 3d printer for you (or your kids) and learn how to set it up, calibrate, and print. Feel comfortable with your 3d printer. It doesn't have to be difficult!
2. How to come up with genius engineering solutions.
Ideas and potential solutions are all around us. You just have to know where to look and how to aproach specific problems.
3. Design, 3d print, and share your creations with the world!
Quickly design and 3d print your clever solutions. Learn how to share your designs on Social Media and become a star!
This class is designed to inspire creativity and ingenuity for all ages.
Discover the joy of learning together, whether you're an adult, in college, high school, or grade school. Learn and discover with your kids, your friends, or your family.
Skills you will develop:
Master the art and science of 3d printing. It may sound difficult, but with some guidence, its actually really easy!
Without creativity the World would be so boring! The best engineers, scientists, and professionals use creativity to elegantly solve problems.
Engineering is the use of scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other items. A priceless skill for the modern day.
Design and 3d modeling
After you have an idea for a project, you'll need the skills to design and 3d model your genius invention.
Engineering is an iterative process. Very rarely will your project come out 100% perfect first try. That's ok, you'll find out what needs to be improved and fix it!
See One of Steven's original designs:
Are you ready to level up your creativity?
It's never to late to sharpen your mind and creativity. Take a leap of faith and invest in your future or the future of your kids today.