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Make Almost Anything: 6-Week Training

Wednesday 3 Nov, 6:00pm8:30pm
Wednesday 3 Nov, 6:00pm8:30pm
FabLab Plymouth
Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AT

Join our follow-on course to 'Design Almost Anything' and turn your ideas into reality! In this in-person 6-week training, you will continue to develop your digital design skills using free, open-source CAD software and learn how to use digital fabrication machines, such as 3D printers and laser cutters, to bring your ideas to life.

You will explore the various functions of CAD and CAM through a tutor-led project and have the opportunity to develop and make your own personal project.

The skills gained from this training can be applied to almost any project or industry. From designing jewellery, artworks and products to using CAD/CAM in architecture and tech - digital design and fabrication is adaptable to so many careers and pathways.

A good knowledge of CAD/CAM is required to take part in this training, and previous experience of using Autodesk Fusion 360. We would highly recommend watching the recordings of our 'Design Almost Anything' 6-week training before attending this course. The recordings can be accessed for free here.

Through our 'Make Almost Anything' training, you will:

  • Further develop your skills in CAD software to design objects, products and artworks in 2D and 3D
  • Bring your personal project design to life using high tech digital fabrication machines such as 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters and CNC milling machines
  • Access Fab Lab Plymouth facilities and equipment

Training Duration

This course will be held at Fab Lab Plymouth over 6 weekly sessions (2.5 hour session including a break). By registering for this course you agree to attend all 6 sessions. Dates and times of each session are as follows:

  • 3 November; 6pm - 8:30pm
  • 10 November; 6pm - 8:30pm
  • 17 November; 6pm - 8:30pm
  • 24 November; 6pm - 8:30pm
  • 1 December; 6pm - 8:30pm
  • 8 December; 6pm - 8:30pm

The Smart Citizens Programme is part of the iMayflower project and has been supported by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, who fund the Cultural Development Fund, which is administered by Arts Council England.

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