Sharing creative recycling concepts, PRNT KTCHN will provide access to 3D printing and recycling technologies in the North Lands Creative Studio!
To kick this new project off there will be a number online workshops on 3D printing and digital design.
Once the equipment is installed there will be a series of in person workshops providing the knowledge of running these machines and how to use the PRNT KTCHN equipment.
From there we can really kick start recycling waste prints and waste plastics into new filament for more creative projects!
Come learn about 3D printing and design in an easy to understand format. Discover your first steps into using and designing for 3D printing and the varied creative uses you can create unique designs, prototype your ideas and repair, replace or modify your existing things. Want to create a unique vase, a specialist device you’ve been working on or even just a novelty hook for your keys? This is the workshop for you. We will also be discussing the ecological impact and practical uses for protecting our environment using this innovative practice.
PRNT KTCHN is a technology, arts and recycling project created by Chris Duddy.
Having begun researching 3D printing in early 2011 and finally obtaining a 3D printer around 2012 Chris spent many years repairing, designing and building his own 3D printers. With a background in education, technology and a concern for the environment and the volume of plastic and electronic waste being disposed of throughout the world PRNT KTCHN was born.
3D printers can be used to recycle a wide range of common thermoplastic waste, if we can provide education and truly accessible resources such as community 3D printers as well as recycling and repair facilities we could impact the amount of plastic waste we throw away and prevent items going to landfill. PRNT KTCHN aims to provide a network of accessible community 3D print and recycling facilities and the knowledge on how to use them.
Sunday 27th February at 1:30pm – 3:30 pm via Zoom
There will be a short introduction presentation to talk about the design apps and aspects of designing for 3D printers then we will log onto tinkercad and work to begin designing basic objects and learning how to import export designs ready for 3D printing. 3D design for printing – 1.5/2hr class
● Introduction to 3D design
● Things to consider when designing for 3D printers
● Designing in Tinkercad
● Slicing for 3D printers
Accessibility Requirements – Internet connection, PC/Laptop/Mac for intro to design, webcam, chrome browser preferably. Participants with mobile devices can join the workshop but may struggle to access online design app.
There are no age restrictions but young children will need adult support. It will be in the format of a presentation with opportunities to ask questions or discuss aspects of the topics below with a short demonstration of Tinkercad. There will be a comfort break midway through.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The project is kindly supported by Creative Scotland, RWE Camster Wind Farm Community Fund and Lybster & Tannach.