Saturday Fablab for February

Do you know what thermoplastics, edible materials, metal and titanium alloys, ceramic powders, plaster, paper, metal foil, plastic film, photopolymers, and liquid resins all have in common? They can all be used to print 3D objects. While the printers at the Champaign Urbana Community Fablab and the Urbana Free Library can only print using ABS plastic, there are commercial printers that can use all of the materials listed above. There are even companies that will print what you want, in whatever material you want. All you have to do is provide them with a 3D file of the object you would like to have printed. If you are between the ages of 10 and 16, grab an adult and join us at the Fablab on Saturday February 16th from 10 until noon where we will introduce you to Sketchup. Sketchup is a powerful 3D drawing program that can, with enough time and patience, be used to draw just about anything you can think of. One of the nice things about Sketchup is that there is a free version that you can download at home to practice with. There are also many books and tutorials available to help you become proficient with it.

If you plan on attending, please let me know at The lab will be open for you to work on other projects if you are not interested in learning Sketchup. I would like to remind everyone that the Saturday Fablab event is not a drop off event so an adult needs to accompany the participants. Thank you for understanding.