3D Printed Emojis at MadFabLab



Want to make your own IRL (in real life) Emoji?

On this two hour workshop you'll learn the basic principles of 3D modelling using free online software Tinkercad. Using the cube tool, you'll build a 3D model of your favourite emoji - or create your own! You'll then export your file to be printed using Ultimaker 3 software - Cura. The MadFabLab team will then print these for you to collect.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience.

Equipment you’ll need

All materials and equipment will be provided on the day.

What you'll learn

Introduction to 3D printing technologies, and types of printers (Consumer and Pro)

Learn more about what 3D printers are used for - both in industry and for fun!

Understand different materials and their properties

Get best practice design tips and techniques for the Ultimaker 3

Hands-on Introduction to 3D-modeling software with Tinkercad

Uploading and 3D-printing your design; Introduction to Curaslicing software

A demonstration of a 3D print coming to life on the Ultimaker 3

Overview of 3D-design and modelling, including some 3D design software alternatives (both free and paid, e.g. Pro: Autodesk Fusion 360, AutoCAD / Free: Sketchup, OpenSCAD, Meshmixer)

Next steps, and where to go for more information


Where is the MadFabLab?

MadFabLab is at The Old Bank Residency. On arrival, just ask at the front desk if you need help finding it.

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

The Old Bank Residency and the MadFabLab have full accessibility. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the space.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport. See below for all your options.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station and across the road from Manchester Victoria train station.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Within a minutes walk of the building there is also Miller Street Car Park and Total Car Parks LTD.

By bike

We are currently looking into installing secure bike parking.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on fab@madlab.org.uk

What's the refund policy?

Please find MadLab's Cancellation Policy here.

Booking your place

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:

Via Eventbrite

Invoice or PayPal - by phoning 07894278487 or emailing fab@madlab.org.uk

Payment by cheque - made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to 3 Corkland Road, Manchester, M21 8UP

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2 hours

Host & Provider:


Old Bank Building, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AB