Lots of fun at the 3D Printing & CAD Workshop at the Double Bay Library
Modfab trained students at the Double Bay Maker Expo at a 3D Printing & CAD Workshop. It was another exciting day of students creating their designs in Tinkercad and then printing their unique creations. Students ranged from the ages of 8 to 12 and took on this technology with great gusto.
Here is what Jenn Martin said about our participation on the 3D Printing & CAD Workshop:
‘Thank you to Modfab for joining Woollahra Libraries at the 2016 Woollahra Maker Expo.
On Saturday 8 October, Woollahra Libraries celebrated its first Maker Expo. The library was turned into an experimental space for making, playing and exploring for the day, with an expo space for ten 3D Printing and Robotics Companies and 2 workshop spaces offering children and adult workshops on CAD Design and 3D Printing, Computer Coding and Robotics.
Woollahra Libraries held the Maker Expo so staff and our library community could explore different 3D printer technology, in planning for purchasing a 3D printer for the library. Feedback from the community was overwhelmingly positive, especially with young families. Many people asked for more programs featuring STEM, Robotics, Coding and 3D Printing in the future, and we are now planning a regular program of maker activities and learning opportunities. We estimate that an extra 700 people visited the library the day of the expo.
Heike and Ben from Modfab were a central part of our Maker Expo program, providing an absorbing and interactive stall in our expo space for 6 hours from 10am-4pm, and an introduction to CAD Design and 3D printing with a special Make Your Own 3D Keytag workshop.’
Events and Programs Coordinator, Woollahra Libraries