|New members working on their ideas..BCP-01 at the ready to realise their expression!|
We had our first meeting of the year at MadLab on the 13th of January, and I readily admit to wondering whether the events of 2013 were real, and whether anyone remembered us in 2014. I'm glad to report that we had lots of newbies, especially from the South Manchester Radio and Computing Club but also from FabLab. This reflected just what our Network nights are all about, people from different backgrounds reaching common ground through 3D printing.
|Sketchup 'Baby-Steps' workshop and 3D printer technology discussion forum|
This year we're planning on offering more structured introduction workshops, and tutorials and projects to learn aspects of 3D printing. This session we started new members off on setting their laptops up right for Sketchup and NettFab. The 3D printing technology group got an introduction in how designs were translated into G-code and printed out.
|3D printing with a BCP-01 from our first spin-out BCP Labs|
Three hours went very quickly indeed, and helped Mark, Keith, Joanna and I exactly what people wanted from #3DPM this year - more things to do! Your wishes are granted..we've got more meetings, so eventually there will be one every week. We'll let you all know as we do!