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Beginner’s Guide to Tinkercad

Tinkercad is an easy to use, yet powerful, 3D design tool. This is the tool we suggest everyone become familiar and comfortable with using to create their 3D designs.
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Introduction to OpenSCAD

OpenSCAD is a 3D modeling tool that is code-based. As you write simple commands in code, you can create your design and make adjustments as necessary. If you enjoy programming, you will likely enjoy using OpenSCAD.
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Introduction to 123D Design

123D Design is an intermediate design tool for creating 3D designs and a great tool to move to after learning to design in Tinkercad.
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Projects

3D Printed Keychain

Design and 3D print your own custom keychain for yourself or someone you know!

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3D Printed Quilt

The 3D Printed Quilt is a collaborative art piece great for beginner 3D designers!

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3D Print Finishing with Hydrographic Film

Hydrographics is a process where water is used to transfer graphics onto 3 dimensional objects. Perfect for 3D prints.
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Product Reviews

Equipment Review: Computers

Mac, Windows, or Chromebook? Laptop, tablet, or desktop computers? Find out what DHF chose to use in its Tech Center, and why. Mac Laptops at Digital Harbor Foundation At Digital Harbor Foundation we chose to work with Apple Macbook Laptops, for the following reasons: Two computers for the price of one Apple Laptops can be set up […]

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Equipment Review: 3D Printers

How do you choose a 3D printer?  Review our feature comparison table and find out what kind of printer we chose for our tech center. 3D Printing Basics These days there are many, many desktop 3D printer manufacturers, each with multiple models of 3D printers. How do you choose which 3D printers are best for your learning space? […]

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Equipment Review: Paper/Vinyl Cutters

Which Desktop Cutting Plotter is best for crafting, tinkering, and making? We tried three of them at our Tech Center to find out. Comparison Table: Paper/Vinyl Cutters Companies such as Cricut, Silhouette and Sizzix are familiar to crafters and hobbyists who have used their products to make scrapbooks and stickers. As the DIY movement has […]

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