Research Bazaar: 3D design of physical objects

This workshop will give the participant experience designing 3D models in OpenSCAD, and preparing them for printing with Cura. It will demonstrate use of the 3D printer that Realfagsbiblioteket has available for lending.

Most of the time will be spent writing OpenSCAD code. If you want to make models with precise measurements, specific tolerances, moving parts, or ones that use mathematical or procedural information, then OpenSCAD is one of your best free design options. OpenSCAD is great at making parametric designs — models represented by numbers that can be easily adjusted to change the size, shape, or any other aspect of a design.

Subjects covered:

  • Writing OpenSCAD code
  • Getting others’ code, sharing your code
  • Exporting and importing from STL
  • Preparing STLs for printing with Cura
  • Printing on Ultimaker 2+ extruder printer

Learning outcomes:

  • Able to design models with OpenSCAD
  • Able to print models on extruders

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Attendees should have experience with writing formatted text (html, XML, LaTeX or even the command line). Programming experience is helpful but not necessary. We will do some maths (rotational objects and trigonometry), having high school maths (1. klasse videregående) is not necessary but will help understanding.

Target audience

The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers.


Arnstein Orten

Published Jan. 12, 2018 1:10 PM - Last modified Feb. 5, 2018 12:50 PM