A foundation workshop for beginner makers.
Digital Fabrication is the making of things using computers. Instead of moulding clay or cutting wood with your hands, Digital Fabrication methods allow you to produce objects using digital designs that talk to machines. These machines could be additive, like 3D printers, or subtractive, like laser cutters or routers. At STEAMLabs, we have all three of these machines.
This two hour workshop is an intro to Digital Fabrication and is a great foundation for additional workshops (like Vector 101 where we teach you to make digital 2D designs, or the basic usage workshops where we teach you how to safely operate the machines).
In this workshop you will:
- learn what DF is and isn’t useful for
- learn about the different methods and machines of DF
- learn about some of the software used for DF (specifically those used for our machines)
- learn about vector and 3D models
- learn about what kinds of DF are useful for certain kinds of projects
- learn about rapid prototyping and micromanufacturing