So we had a date night last night. MakeICT class on 3D printing and takeout.
We went into Wichita on a rainy Friday night.
We signed up for the 3D printing class. Now the Husband has two here at home, so he knows what he is doing, but I’ve always been a spectator. All that changed last night.
We got there a little early, so we worked on projects until dinner arrived. I’m making a sundress.
The Husband is making a housing for our brooder temperature controller.
More on that in a different post. But isn’t it cool?
We had a classroom portion of the class, but soon got into making a thing.
I went to Thingiverse to find a thing. I found a bee.
For most 3D printing, you export an .stl file. Then you import it into a slicer, which renders the layers that the printer prints. You can see it from all different layers.
Then you send it to the printer software – here it is octoprint – and prep the printer. Make sure it is clean, that it has the right filament, that kind of thing. Then you print!
It takes a while.
So you have to be patient.
But eventually you get your thing.
I’m going to use the printer for a housing for a solar fountain for the bees and to print cups for hydroponics.