3D printers can help you make unique creations, prototype ideas, and solve problems. Print anything from a sculpture to a tool. Need inspiration? If you have an idea but don’t know how to make it happen, contact Hannah Pope at email@example.com to get started.
The easiest program to use, Tinkercad is perfect for beginners. Use basic shapes to build items to print. Tinkercad is also web-based, so you can access your 3D models anywhere! Here is a quick reference guide to Tinkercad.
Easy to learn 3D modeling software, and the perfect next step after learning Tinkercad. Also by Autodesk, Fusion 360 is free for students for up to 3 years. This program will be able to handle most of your 3D modeling needs.
Another free, open source software, Blender is great for building detailed models and digital environments. This program is recommended for those who are used to using CAD software as it a more powerful program.
Thingiverse is the largest online community of makers who share their ideas and designs. Simply go to the site and type in the type of object you are interested in making. Ex. bookmark, jewelry, box, business cards, etc.