3D Printing Resources
3D Printers aren’t appliances (yet!) You have to understand how they work, learn new things, follow the news, and ask for help. Below are a few resources we’ve found for you to start learning more about 3D Printing.
Ender 3 Documentation
Getting into 3D printing and learning how the machines work and how they are used can be tricky to wrap your head around. We have created documentation on the most common aspects of working and using 3D printers, including general usage manuals as well as part replacement and troubleshooting instructions for parts. This link not only includes 3D printer manuals, but general maker space and 3D printing good-to-know info, such as a glossary of terms, types of filament, and more!
Maker’s Muse 3D Printing 101
3D Printing 101 YouTube Playlist – This collection of YouTube videos is a fantastic resource full of lots of tips and tricks about becoming a 3D Printing expert.
The $500 MakerSpace Project – A video series on to create a fairly comprehensive MakerSpace for under $500!
CAD for Newbies – This series of videos shows a lot of tips about using Fusion 360 and other applications to create 3D designs for 3D printing. Fusion 360, like most Autodesk software, is free for educational users!
Maker’s Muse Courses and eBooks – The above video playlists were created by Angus Deveson of MakersMuse.com. This page and his whole website is a great resource.
Slant 3D's "How-to Design for Mass Production 3D Printing"
3D Printing Glossary
Like any technology, 3D Printing has its own vocabulary that you need to be familiar with.
(Thank you to the members of Lyndhurst STEM Club for Girls for sharing this great resource! Keep Making!)
Online User Groups
Just like the early days of the Personal Computer, participating in user groups is an important part of staying up to date with how the technology works. Below are a few you might check out. It's also highly advisable that, in addition to general-topic groups below, you specifically find and participate in the groups which are focused on the specific printer that you use.
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