3D Printing

Creating a Base from a Simple Drawing - note: some drawing tools have changed, see Intro to Morphi Drawing Tools

Layer 2 - Decoration (optional)
Adding a Freeform Loop (for a keychain) - note: do NOT use the "MERGE" comand at the end

Morphi Tutorials Youtube Channel  (may be blocked in our lab)

Cookie Caster - design a custom cookie cutter to print, FREE!

Project Shapeshifter - amazing tool that lets you edit shapes in 3D!
Sculptfab - online sculpting for 3D printing

Use these online sites to design your own 3D prints:
Dremel 3D Customizers - make custom keychains, awards, bracelets, and more.
Cookie Caster - design a custom cookie cutter to print, FREE!
Project Shapeshifter - amazing tool that lets you edit shapes in 3D!
Charmr - create pendants and charms with a photo
Image to Lithoplane - generates a 3D version of a flat image.
Tinkercad Lessons - use these lessons to learn basics in 3D design, then make your own design
        Note: Tinkercad is a robust online platform for 3D designs, great for students, however requires an account to save designs.
Design Something - short tutorial, design platform, also a Chrome App download

Use these links to search for 3D files to download and print:
Dremel 3D Models - variety of downloads by category
Thingiverse - search for 3D models, by category
YouMagazine - more models to print, very creative projects
Pinshape  - 3D models for free and for sale
Yeggi - searches multiple sites for models

Apps/Software for 3D printing:
ThingMaker - (currently not available on iTunes) design and print cool 3D jointed characters
Morphi App - available in free (limited), education, and Mac desktop versions, Android coming
Makerbot Print Shop - design prints from templates, also from simple drawings
        Makerbot Print Shop Overview video
Blokify - create simple Minecraft style buildings or objects to print
123D Catch - create 3D scans of objects
Autodesk 123D Design - easy modeling for Mac and PC
123D Sculpt - for iOS and Android

Dremel 3D40 Printer:
How to Videos for the Dremel 3D40 Printer - easy to understand tutorials for using and setting up your Dremel Ideabuilder
Autodesk Print Studio (to prepare files for printing on the Dremel):
Dremel 3D40 Idea Builder: File Preparation in Print Studio 
Overview Print Studio
Tinkercad Tutorials:
Fesora Tutorials - for Tinkercad and 123D Design, also Thingmaker

Helpful Tools:
Online 3D Converter - convert file formats
Flat Icon - source for .svg images

I am delighted to have been named one of 10 Dremel 3D Idea Builder Ambassadors for the 2016/17 school year. Our school will have use of a Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 printer and will be developing and sharing lesson ideas.

As a part of the Dremel 3D Idea Builder Ambassadors program, our school is receiving the use of the 3D printer for one year.

If you are interested in learning more about the Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 printer, you may contact https://3dprinter.dremel.com/education-request.  I’d appreciate it if you noted Karen Bosch/this blog post as a referral in the comments/questions section at the bottom of the form.  Thanks!