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3D Laser Cut Emojis at MadFabLab

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Want to bring your favourite Emoji into the physical realm using free 3D modelling software?

On this 2.5 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 be introduced to Slicer, a modelling software that will prepare your model to be laser cut and assembled in stacked slices.

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 (consumer and pro)

Hands-on learning with Tinkercad - tools and software navigation

Create an emoji using 3D 'pixels' (Tinkercad cube tool)

Exporting 3D model for laser cutting using Slicer

FAQ's

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
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£25
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NA

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Old Bank Building, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AB

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office@madlab.org.uk

Introduction to Laser Cutting: Wooden Coaster Tiles at MadFabLab

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Want to get creative with laser cutting?

Learn to add the personal touch in this two hour introduction to laser cutting. Starting with the basics of designing in Inkscape, you’ll go on to create a beautiful, unique wooden coaster etched with your photo.

Who is this course for?

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

Equipment you’ll need

All you’ll need to bring for the workshop is a photo from your collection. All other materials and equipment will be provided on the day.

What will you learn?

How to create a simple shape in Inkscape, a free, open source graphics editor.

Manipulating your photo with GIMP

How to transfer your design to the laser cutter, using Laserscript 5.3 software

Setting up the laser cutter to watch your design come to life

FAQs

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

Unfortunately the MadFabLab is on a first floor with no lift. We are actively pursuing leads on future space which will have improved access, but in the meantime please get in touch and we will work creatively to try and accommodate you.

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19th April
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£20

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36 - 40 Edge Street 

M4 1HN

Manchester, UK

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office@madlab.org.uk

www.madlab.org.uk

0161 839 6324

Introduction to Laser Cutting: Acrylic Keyrings at MadFabLab

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Don't know your pixels from your vectors?

Learn the basics of vector drawing, using Inkscape to create a basic artwork for cutting your own acrylic keyring to take home.
Vector graphics files allow images to be scaled up without losing their quality, meaning vector drawing is an essential skill for any budding digital maker.

Who is this course for?
This workshop is suitable for everyone, including young makers aged 11+. All under-18s must be accompanied by an adult (all participants need their own tickets).

Equipment you’ll need
All equipment will be provided on the day, you just need to bring yourself.

For more infomation and to reserve your spot, find out Eventbrite page below:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-laser-cutting-acrylic-keyrings-at-madfablab-tickets-41044386866

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18:30 – 20:30 GMT
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£21.43

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MadFabLab
42 Edge Street
Manchester
M41HN

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