Intro to 3D Modeling

The EDGE Lab uses a Digital Badging system to make sure that students have the necessary knowledge and skills to independently use EDGE Lab equipment. By completing the “Intro to 3D Modeling” Digital Badge, you’re demonstrating that you’ve completed the necessary training to create basic 3D models and print them out on the lab’s 3D printers without assistance from EDGE Lab staff. You’ll also get the privilege of printing out up to 3 models every month, free of cost! (see below for more details)

All EDGE Lab Badges are in the form of Canvas “modules.” You can work through the “Intro to 3D Modeling” module at your own pace, from any computer. All software used in this module is free, and web-based, so you can even work on your Chromebook. Just submit the activities as you finish!

What You’ll Learn:

  • TinkerCad modeling software basics 
  • SketchUp modeling software basics 
  • Rendering and printing designs on the UP Mini 2 and MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printers

What You’ll Earn (after completing the Badging Module):

  • Up to 3 free prints a month on the EDGE Lab 3D printers 
    • 1 pre-made design + 2 small original designs OR 1 pre-made design + 1 med. original design OR 1 med. pre-made design OR 2 med. original designs
  • Access to the EDGE Lab during “Badged Students Only” times
  • A digital badge that you can display on your resume or portfolio 

What You’ll Do to Earn the “Intro to 3D Modeling” Badge:

  • Complete some TinkerCad tutorials
  • Create 3 TinkerCad designs
  • Work with EDGE Lab staff to print out an original TinkerCad design 
  • Complete some SketchUp tutorials
  • Create 2 SketchUp designs
  • Work with EDGE Lab staff to print out an original SketchUp design 

To find out more, or get started now, click here!