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Schedule of Events[edit]

At least two weeks prior to workshop[edit]

Evening Prior[edit]

(Two hour duration) All attendees must bring their laptops to this introduction.

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Facilitators will check that all of the software outlined here is installed and working
  • Facilitators will assure assembly wiki and videos are accessible by each attendee
  • Attendees will assemble tools

Day One[edit]

(Expect eight hour minimum duration)

  • 8:00 AM - Mark's introduction to 3-D printers in the classroom
  • 8:30 AM - Introduction to workshop format and assembly
  • 9:00 AM - Start assembly
  • 12:00 PM - Break for lunch away from assembly area
  • 12:30 PM - Resume assembly
  • Teams who complete assembly early should help teams that are not complete
  • Teams leave only upon demonstrating all mechanical assembly of the first printer is complete

Day Two[edit]

(Expect eight hour minimum duration)

  • 8:00 AM - Start assembly
  • 12:00 PM - Break for lunch away from assembly area
  • 12:15 PM - First presentation
  • 12:30 PM - Resume assembly
  • 3:00 PM - Break for second presentation - all assembly come to a stop for presentation
  • 3:15 PM - Resume assembly
  • Teams who complete assembly early should help teams that are not complete
  • Teams leave only upon demonstrating all mechanical assembly of the second printer is complete
  • If all teams complete mechanical assembly early, upload firmware

Day Three[edit]

(Expect eight hour minimum duration)

  • 8:00 AM - Upload firmware
  • 10:00 AM - Initial power up of printer, start calibration
  • 12:00 PM - Break for lunch away from assembly area
  • 12:15 PM - Third presentation
  • 12:30 PM - Introduction to online model repositories; how to download and print models
  • 2:00 PM - Introduction to OpenSCAD
  • 2:30 PM - Finalize calibration, build printing skills

Day Four[edit]

(Expect eight hour minimum duration)

  • Individuals download a model from the internet and print it
  • Individuals design, render and print an OpenSCAD model of their own
  • Build printing skills

Navigation[edit]

Tandem Build MOST Delta Navigation
Green indicate workshop tasks
Printer Primer
Overview
Soldering and tinning
Assembling hot end
Drilling Pilot Holes
Person 1 Person 2
Tie Rods and Pulleys Epoxying Magnets
Motor End Assembly Idler End Assembly
Extruder Drive Mount Bases
End Effector Frame
Verticals
Wiring
Firmware
Software
Finishing
Printing Basics