Since our creative space is equipped with a 3D printer, 3D design and modeling is one of our natural project areas. Using the software Blender to model 3D objects, we create various designs and export them as STL files, which are like blueprints. The blueprints are imported into a slicer — a program that creates G-code, which includes all the instructions telling the printer how to create a physical model. The G-code tells the printer how fast to move the nozzles, the temperatures needed to print, what each layer should look like, and so on.
Our designs include keychain ornaments (which we give away at our Open Campus events) and big logo letters for our lab (easily visible in the window of our lab, as you approach the main entrance to Creation Core).