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Own the Process: 3D Printing Technician - Ages 7-13

  • Museum of Design Atlanta 1315 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309 USA (map)

Ages 7-13

It’s time to level up your 3D printing skills! Become a budding 3D printing technician and own the process this fall at campMODA.

Working hands on with MODA’s 3D printers, campers will delve deeper into the process of 3D printing, from physical sketching to processing to exporting files for print. Campers will start their day by joining forces and forming four separate design teams. Using sketching materials, they will be tasked to prototype an item that embodies both creativity and functionality. Collaboratively, they will render their sketches in Tinkercad, a computer assisted design (CAD) program, and learn how to export their 3D modeled objects for processing software.

Using processing software for MODA’s 3D printers, campers will gain experience importing and preparing their 3D modeled objects for print. Campers will investigate 3D printing concepts such as: infill, rafting, and supports, and determine the efficiency and integrity of their choices versus the program’s. After processing their prints, campers will export their object and load their designs onto the 3D printers. Before leaving, each camper will learn the best practices for maintaining the health of a 3D printer and will be encouraged to share that knowledge with their communities.


Campers Will:

  • Learn and strengthen their use of the Design Process

  • Practice sketching designs and rendering them digitally

  • Advance their CAD skills on multiple platforms, from Tinkercad to processing software

  • Practice applying knowledge when learning new software

  • Learn the best practices for maintaining a “healthy” 3D printer

Enrolled in this camp before? No problem! We'll pick up where you left off so your camper can keep making and learning.


Cost:

Members: $65/ Non-members: $75

Please note camp member discounts apply only to MODA Sustaining Membership levels beginning at $8/month or $96/year and above. For more information about memberships or to join, visit museumofdesign.org/membership/ or contact membership@museumofdesign.org.


Meet Your Instructor

Brigid Drozda, Educator and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator

A native Atlantan, Brigid holds a BA in History from the University of Georgia with a focus on Economic Culture, Aesthetics, and the Luxury Debate. Brigid completed her Orton-Gillingham Practitioner Certification with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and brings design experience from a prior career in horticulture.

Brigid creates curricula and teaches classes infused with the design process blending design thinking, project based learning, and other forms of learner-driven, open-ended, experiential learning to build cultures of innovation and collaboration. Her students combine sketching and drafting with STEAM tools to execute designs that demonstrate critical thinking and functionality.


Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per camp. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event.

MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.


Exemption Notice

This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to www.decal.ga.gov or call 404.657.5562.



Earlier Event: November 18
Adult 3D Printing 101: Planters
Later Event: November 20
Intro to LEGO Robotics — Ages 7-10