Step 1. Design your project. We use Tinkercad for 3D modeling. You have to sign up with an email address, but it’s free, and it’s easy to start designing right away.
If you haven’t attended a Fab Lab or Meet the Makerbot program at the Library, use Tinkercad’s lessons to get a feel for the process. Each step in the tutorial teaches you how to do something neat and useful.
Tip for getting started: don’t be afraid to make mistakes! Figuring out what you did wrong, and how to fix your mistake, are all part of the learning process.
Step 2. Download your project file. When your design is ready, choose “Download for 3D printing” and be sure to choose the .STL file format. That’s the only format our Makerbot Replicator 2 recognizes.
Step 3. Attach the .STL file to an email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name and phone number. Projects may take a few days to print. Once yours is ready, we will contact you to pick it up in the Youth Services department.
We reserve the right to refuse to print inappropriate or copyrighted designs.
Designs are one color only, and the color is determined by the filament loaded in the machine at the time of the request.