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Join us for a fantastic 3D experience in the Sally Ride Science Makerspace Lab, where students will learn the fundamentals of 3D Design via introductory Computer Aided Design (CAD) software while utilizing 3D Printers to bring their designs to life!


A makerspace is a community space where people get together to learn how to think, make, and create. In this course, students will learn about Sally Ride Science (SRS) Makerspace. Students will be introduced to the software and hardware of makerspaces, such as CNC Mills, FDM and SLA Printers, and electronics. Additionally, this class will teach students property safety, regulations, rules, policies, procedures, and handling of materials such as resin, wood, metal, and plastic.

What You Will Learn


Students in High School: Makerspace 3D: Introduction to 3D Design & Printing will:

  • Become familiar with equipment used within the makerspace
  • Learn about basics and differences of various 3D printers and the software needed to create 3D prints
  • Explore different materials and other mediums used to create art and tech such as plastic, metal, wood, and electronics
  • Learn how to identify multiple solutions to an engineering challenge
  • Strengthen their problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Research innovative digital and physical products to understand the product development process
  • Formulate ideas and product designs
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Course Number: ENG-90041
Credit: 1.50 unit(s)