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3D printing – a quick start for beginners

April 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$35 - $45

Class Description

This instructional workshop will cover the basic process of 3D printing. It is designed to teach you what you need to know to get started with 3D printing. The class will be taught using a Flashforge Dreamer 3D printer, however you will be able to apply what you learn in this class to your own equipment.

What is covered

  • 3D printer hardware - setting up your printer ready for a print job, loading filament and basic maintenance
  • 3D printer software - understanding the print settings and terminology
  • 3D print files - where to go to find free downloads and acknowledging file uploaders
  • 3D design software - a quick look at 123D design program for designing your own 3D models
  • 3D model making - how to: remove the raft and support structures, clean up rough edges, join parts of a model printed in sections and time permitting a look at painting techniques

What is provided: All materials and tools are provided. Each participant will get a pre-printed 3D model to practice removing the raft and cleaning it up ready for painting, which you are welcome to take home.

What you need to bring: You don't need to bring anything, however you must wear enclosed footwear.

Suitable for: Ages 11 years plus. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. We have a lounge area and coffee machine for non-participants to use.

Workshop presenter: Jayden Hocking (details of our workshop presenters can be found on the About Us page of our website).

Cancellation Policy: As we purchase materials based on the number of attendees for each workshop we are unable to refund tickets. We do welcome you to pass your ticket to a friend to come in your place. Please email us if you do wish to change the name on the ticket. In the event that the class is cancelled by Hobbymedo, fees will be refunded or alternative dates offered.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you wish to use public transport to get to this event, please visit Translink. Off-street customer car parking is available at 75 Redland Bay Road - just follow the driveway around the back of the Baby Bunting store.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email: info@hobbymedo.com.au / Phone: 07 3161 1485 / Visit: www.hobbymedo.com.au / Message us on Facebook

Will this class be offered at other times?

Further classes will be scheduled depending on demand. You are welcome to email us with your preferred days and times for workshops. We also welcome requests for particular workshops.

What is Hobbymedo?

Hobbymedo is a hobby activity centre located at Capalaba on Brisbane's southside. It is an air conditioned centre with tools, equipment and facilities catering for arts, crafts, sewing, graphic design, 3D printing, woodworking, leatherwork, wirework and much more. Details of our facilities and events can be found on our webpage at www.hobbymedo.com.au

Where do I purchase tickets?

You can purchase tickets for this event by following this link: Eventbrite workshop tickets


April 1, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$35 - $45


07 3161 1485


Shop 4, 75 Redland Bay Road
Capalaba, Qld 4157 Australia
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07 3161 1485

Group activities: We are happy to accommodate group bookings and work with you to create a special event for your group

Workshops: Our scheduled workshops are listed in our calendar of events. Please feel free to put forward your suggestions and ideas for workshops or if you are interested in using our facilities to run your own workshop.

Project ideas – List of suggestions for projects you may like to do at our centre:

  • Whirligigs
  • Wooden bowls
  • Timber 3D pictures
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Diorama
  • Jewellery
  • And the list goes on and on

  • Windmills
  • Cushion covers
  • Picture frames
  • Leather belts, wallets, coasters, coolers
  • Dreamcatchers
  • Sculptures