3D Modeling With Tinkercad

3D Modeling With Tinkercad

Design Files for 3D Printing

Whether you are making functional parts to repair a broken drawer handle or making toys for your schoolmates, Tinkercad is a great tool to help you learn how to think in 3 dimensions. Tinkercad is free and easy to learn.

Classes

Join us at Morristown Makers for a chance to learn how to use this great tool. You can pre-register for your spot on the date listed below.

Who Might be Interested?

This class is designed for those who want to bring 3D ideas to reality. You don’t even need a 3D printer to enjoy creating 3D designs.

The class is limited to 10 students per session.

Age: 14 and up.

What to Bring

This is a class using computer software. You will need to bring your own computer. Linux, Mac, Windows or Chromebook will work fine. No need to install software before coming. However, please register for a free account at tinkercad.com before class.

It is not obligatory, but you will find that having a mouse with 3 buttons gives much more precise control than relying only on a computer touchpad.

Cost: $20

Register for Class

You may pre-pay for the class to secure your spot by using the Pay Now button below. You do not have to have a PayPal account to use a credit card. Of course, if you have a PayPal account, you may use that.

Completing your payment below is all that is needed to secure your place in the class.

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class Date:
Basic 3D Modeling With Tinkercad20.00 USDApril 23, 2022: 3 PM to 5 PM
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Class: Preparing Files for 3D Printing

While 3D printing is an exciting new technology that has become much cheaper and accessible to the maker market, it still requires a bit of knowledge on how to create and prepare files for printing. This class is focused on the preparation of 3D files. Whether you download files from the internet or create them yourself, you will have to “slice” them before printing.

Designing, slicing and printing are the three steps in getting a file from a digital format to a tangible one. As the name implies, slicing is how you take a 3D model and break it down (slice) into the individual layers that the printer can understand to create the file.

Since each printer needs a different set of parameters and each model can be printed with various settings to get the desired result, slicing can be confusing to someone new to 3D printing. This class will help take some of the confusion out of the process.

Who is the class for?

  • Those who have (or have access to) a 3D printer and have questions as to why some models print well and others don’t.
  • Those who are thinking about getting into 3D printing.
  • Those who would like to use the Morristown Makers printer to create models.
  • Anyone curious about the process of 3D printing but not sure you understand the process.

Any age is welcome to attend. We ask that children 13 and younger have an adult present with them.

What to bring

You do not need to bring anything to class. However, if you want help setting up your slicing software on your computer, bring it along and we can make sure it is working properly for you.

We will be using Cura for this class, but if you are using a different slicer and have questions, we would be happy to help you figure out how to make yours do what you need.

Cost: $20

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class Date:
Preparing Files for 3D Printing20.00 USDMay 14, 2022: 10a to 12p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Introductory Welding Class

Welding is a skill that has to be cultivated over time and practice. The purpose of this class is to be a primer that covers the basics needed to develop this skill.

You Will Learn

  • What welding is
  • Metal prep and its purpose
  • How a MIG welding machine works
  • Practical experience with a basic joint 

What to Bring

  • Wear clothes that are made of natural fibers (anything cotton and denim would be appropriate).
  • Wear clothes that will cover arms and legs. Welding splatter can be painful.
  • If you want to bring your own heavy leather gloves, you are welcome to bring them. Otherwise we have a few pair that can be shared during class..

Who Can Attend

  • This is an introductory class. You do not need to have any welding experience to attend.
  • Attendees must be 18 year old or older. However, you must be 19 or older to attend without a parent or guardian.

Date and Cost

The class will start at 12 noon on Saturday April 2.

The cost of the class is $30 and can be paid for with the PayPal link below.

Quantity:Name:Price:Welding Class
Welding Class30.00 USDApril 2: Noon to 2p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Annual Garage Sale: September 11

Saturday, September 11 at 7am we will begin our second annual garage sale. We had a great group of people stop by last year and look forward to using this event as a way to introduce people to Morristown Makers.

The sale is open to the public; both as buyers and sellers. You do not have to be a member to participate.

You can read our forum post for the details, but the big things to know are:

  • Bring your own table
  • Be responsible to sell what you bring (don’t dump it off expecting someone else to sell for you)
  • Take home what you don’t sell

The sale will be held in the parking lot of Morristown Makers:

5065 West Andrew Johnson Hwy.
Morristown, TN 37814

We look forward to seeing you at the garage sale on September 11!

Laser Cutting Class

Come learn how to use our laser cutter! This machine can be used to engrave wood, etch glass, and cut paper. It can also cut various thicknesses of wood, acrylic, and cardboard.

What You Will Learn

This class will teach you how to use the Morristown Makers’ laser cutter.

  • Create files for the laser cutter using
  • Use the machine safely
  • Adjust the speed and power of the laser

Who?

This class is for anyone who wants to learn to use the laser to engrave or cut various projects. Adults and young people 13 and up are welcome to come to the class but we ask that a parent or guardian be with anyone under the age of 19.

What To Bring

There is nothing you are required to bring to the class. However, if you bring your own computer, we can make sure the software is set up correctly so that you can do your projects from your own machine. Otherwise you can see how to control the laser using the shop computer.

Cost: $20

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class Date:
Laser Cutter Class20.00 USDMarch 27: 10a to 12p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Basic Wood Cutting Class

So, you want to make wood crafts? From crafting, to décor, to building stools or tables, the basics of “sizing” a piece of wood is critical to getting the results you want.

Come join us as we review basic woodworking machinery and techniques that will give you the skills necessary to take larger lumber down to the size needed for your projects.

This class will introduce you to the basics of cutting lumber to size accurately and safely. These are basic skills that will allow you to create personalized signs, picture frames, basic wall shelves, and so much more.

Tools used

  • Jointer: for cutting a flat, even edge on the sides of a piece of lumber.
  • Table saw: for ripping and crosscutting a piece of lumber to width and height.
  • Miter saw (chop saw): for crosscutting a piece of long lumber to length.
  • Planer: for reducing a squared piece of lumber to a preferred thickness.

Skills you will learn

  • The basic purpose, parts, methods, and safety procedures for each machine.
  • Basic concepts to prepare and cut lumber safely and accurately on each machine.
  • Hands on experience with each piece of machinery.

There is no project involved for class; however, if you bring lumber for a project you would like to work on, at the end of class we will be available to assist you with putting your knowledge to work.

Cost: $25

Basic Wood Cutting25.00 USDMarch 20: 10a-Noon
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Spring Craft Sale

Morristown Makers is having a craft sale! Join us March 12 and 13 as a buyer, seller or both.

March 12 and 13

The event will start at 8 each morning on Friday and Saturday. The sale will feature the works of our Morristown Makers members as well as other crafts people from our community.

If you are needing seasonal home decorating items, you can find them at the sale. There will be items that will look great on your desk at home or in your office. Quilting and fabric crafts will also be featured.

Open to the Public

We welcome anyone who would like to come to the sale as a buyer, there is no need to be a member of the shop. We also extend the invitation to other crafters in the area to come and set up a table for the event.

If you would like to be a part of the sale as a vendor, we have space available at $30 per table. You will need to supply your own table for the weekend. If you plan to come as a seller, or have any questions about the event, please contact Alisha. You can pay for your space using the form below.

This is planned as an indoor event. However, if the weather is amazing, we have space in the parking lot to set up a tent and table if you would like.

Quantity:Name:Price:Description:
Table30.00 USDSpring Craft Sale Vendor
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

3D Printer Class: March 6

While 3D printing is an exciting new technology that has become much cheaper and accessible to the maker market, it still requires a bit of knowledge on how to create and prepare files for printing. This class is focused on the preparation of 3D files for the printing process. We will also cover how to start a print on a typical consumer-level 3D printer.

Slicing

The first part of the class will be focused on “slicing” the files. Whether you download files from the internet or create them yourself, you will have to slice them before printing. You will learn to use software called Cura to cut the files into each of the layers required for printing.

Since each printer needs a different set of parameters and each model can be printed with various settings to get the desired result, slicing can be confusing to someone new to 3D printing. This class will help take some of the confusion out of the process and help you learn how to prepare files for the printer at the shop.

Preparing the Printer

After we learn some of the important settings for slicing a file for printing, we will actually set up a print and get it started on the printer at the shop. While we are going over the settings for our printer, we will also try to cover enough general cases so that you can apply the information to other printers you have available to you.

Who is the class for?

  • Those who have (or have access to) a 3D printer and have questions as to why some models print well and others don’t.
  • Those who are thinking about getting into 3D printing.
  • Those who would like to use the Morristown Makers printer to create models.
  • Anyone curious about the process of 3D printing but not sure you understand the process.

Any age is welcome to attend. We ask that young people, ages 18 and younger, have an adult present with them.

What to bring

You do not need to bring anything to class. However, if you want help setting up your slicing software on your computer, bring it along and we can make sure it is working properly for you. You might want to download Cura before you come to class.

We will be using Cura for this class, but if you are using a different slicer and have questions, we would be happy to help you figure out how to make yours do what you need.

Cost: $20

Quantity:Name:Price:Next Class Date:
Preparing Files for 3D Printing20.00 USDMay 14, 2022: 10a to 12p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Member Meeting

January 15, 7p

We are going to have a member meeting at the shop that we would like all our members to attend if possible. This is to give a Morristown Makers update, talk about upcoming events, and discuss ways that members can help the shop.

Food

While we would like to do a “pot luck” meal, we have decided that now is not the right time for that. We will, however, have individually wrapped snacks. The business part of the event shouldn’t take more than an hour. So you can come ready to dine on cellophane wrapped goodness or plan a real meal after.

What to Bring

There is nothing you need to bring other than yourself. You are welcome to bring your spouse/significant other. We have a few new members that you may not have met. This can be a chance for everyone to get to know other people you might bump into at the shop.

This will be Friday January 15 at 7p. If you are not able to make it, please let David or Matthew know. We look forward to seeing you then.

Dye Sublimation Event

Saturday, December 5, we will host an event putting your photos onto a Christmas ornament, coffee mug, or 8X10 canvas.

Bring in your photo or logo in .jpg, .png, or .svg format and we will help prepare it for use on the item of your choice.

Each object will be $10. You can pay through our PayPal link below or bring in $10 for each item you would like to transfer your photo onto.

Quantity:Name:Price:Description:
Dye Sublimation Event10.00 USDDecember 5: 10a to 12p
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.