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Tuesday, April 23 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Rapid Prototyping with 3D Printers LIMITED

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HOW THIS FITS INTO IOT
Creating a stylish enclosure will make your IoT project more appealing to a wider audience. Low cost 3D printers have made it possible to rapidly iterate over project enclosures prior mass production. Holding a product in your hands is much more compelling than a breadboard with exposed wires.

In this workshop, we will explore OpenSCAD (free 3D modeling software) and talk about things to consider when using sensors within an enclosure. For example, your WiFi enabled micro controllers will generate heat that needs to be factored into the placement of sensors that measure temperature. We'll also talk about things to keep in mind when using desktop 3D printers.

WHAT ATTENDEES DO
Attendees will use OpenSCAD to design a project enclosure that can be printed using a 3D printer. Templates will be provided to use as a starting point.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Understand how to use OpenSCAD to rapidly iterate over enclosure designs that meet the needs of IoT projects.
- Be able to read data sheets and use calipers (provided) to measure the size of electronic components.

WHAT ATTENDEES BRING
Please bring a laptop, paper and something to write with. Calipers will be supplied but you're welcome to bring your own. If you have a project idea in mind, bring your micro controller, sensors or spec sheets so that you can get accurate measurements.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
A basic understanding of coding (variables and functions) would be helpful but is not required. No prior experience with CAD software is necessary.

PRE-CLASS SETUP
Please install OpenSCAD on your laptop and read through the single page User Interface guide.

User Interface Guide: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/OpenSCAD_User_Manual/The_OpenSCAD_User_Interface

WHAT ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE
Access to slides and OpenSCAD templates covered during the workshop.

LINKS & READING MATERIAL
https://github.com/blackcj/iot-enclosure-workshop
http://www.openscad.org/downloads.html

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Christopher Black

Senior Software Engineer, Blacktop Interactive, LLC
Christopher Black is a senior software engineer, educator and maker from Minneapolis, MN. He has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and has been writing software professionally for more than 10 years. Chris has a passion for teaching and has... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm
UST Room #407 46 S 11TH ST Minneapolis, MN 55403

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