3D Printing Course
In this course, you will learn about the basics of how to use 3D CAD software. You will design your own 3D model designed to solve real world problems, through the prepared guided tutorials. You will then be able to 3D print your own design on Matamoe Hub’s Prusa FDM 3D printer whilst in the process learning how 3D printers work, and what 3D printers are capable of producing.
Our approach is to take inspiration from innovative practices in industry and use them to inspire a new generation of developers. Students will be introduced to a range of challenges including design assistive technology, reusable packaging prototypes, hands free anti-virus solutions and more.
No experience/beginners through to experienced designers are welcome.
Requirements: A laptop that can connect to Wi-fi. No prior coding experience required. (Matamoe Hub does have the facility to provide a device upon request and prior arrangement for use in class)
Dates: Saturdays, 7 May – 2 July. 8 weeks. No class over Queens Birthday Weekend
Venue: Matamoe Hub, Scots College
School Year: 6-10
Tutor: Brianna, Leonard and Locky Stinson
Brianna is working towards a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics at Victoria University. Passionate about maths from a young age she picked up programming while at Intermediate School. Since, Brianna has gained experience in a broad range of programming languages, including Java, Python, ChucK, and HTML/CSS, among others. She has also participated in both the New Zealand Programming Contest and the New Zealand Informatics Competition multiple times.
Brianna is also an experienced Kids Church Leader. A role that involves teaching, facilitating games, and engaging the kids in small-group discussion. Brianna really enjoys helping kids to explore new ideas and watching them learn.
Leonard is working towards a Bachelor of Engineering with honours majoring in Software Engineering at Victoria University. Leonard’s interest in coding began after first being introduced to this digital world during his Year 11 year at school, shortly after first arriving in New Zealand. His new passion inspired him to enter a Python course in Year 12 and continued to grow from there. Leonard is keen to introduce others to the world of coding, using the knowledge he has gained from.
Locky is a student Digital Leader at his school and has recently led a project to design and make a prosthetic arm for a young child in the Wellington community who was unable to source a prosthesis in her size. This project has garnered a lot of support from the community and from experts in the field and even though he is still a student Locky is working to make a difference in the lives of children and their families through his innovative work in 3D design and printing.
In his own words: Robotics/3D printing is something I am passionate about, and by using beginner CAD software I am able to teach the basics of 3D modelling to allow the student to create their own 3D design, and teach them how to use the latest 3D printing technology.
There is a class size limit of 15 students. If your registration is received after we have reached this limit you will be automatically added to a waitlist. A member of the Matamoe Hub team will be in touch to advise.