Toy Rocket 3D-Printing Workshop for Beginners

, Designer, Artist, Teacher

Have you ever wished you had the power to design anything your heart desired and have it magically created out of thin air? Now you can.

Learn how to design and 3D-print your own soda/vinegar-powered toy rocket and launch it into the sky. Select and use a software of your choice: Tinkercad, SketchUp, Sculptris, or Rhino and Grasshopper. I will introduce the basics and work with you side by side to design your own toy rocket.

All software will be introduced, with a focus on whatever software suits you best. Beginners welcome. 

Mac and Windows users welcome.

We’ll make our 3D-printed toy rockets using a strong and flexible plastic material available in four awesome colors. Customize your rocket with extra fins, triple nozzles, exotic nose cones, and more.

Explore how digital design can reveal new ideas and provide fresh inspiration for all your future projects. You’ll play with computers, learn pro skills, and—best of all—you’ll walk away with the knowledge to design your own toy rocket good for countless hours of summertime fun.

*No hazardous weapons here, just designing blunt-shaped and smooth-edged toys for safe indoor/outdoor fun.

Supply List:

  • Mac and/or Windows laptop/computer. Sculptris, SketchUp, and Tinkercad are Mac and Windows friendly. Rhino and Grasshopper are Windows friendly only.
  • Your laptop/computer must be able to visit websites and check email from our local wireless network.
  • Power charger for your laptop/computer.
  • External 3-button mouse with wheel for your laptop/computer (optional, but highly recommended).
  • Pen, paper, or other means of note-taking (optional).

Pre-Workshop Instructions:

  • If you have a Windows laptop/computer, install Sculptris, SketchUp, and create a Tinkercad account. Rhino and Grasshopper are optional.
  • If you have a Mac laptop/computer, install Sculptris, SketchUp, and create a Tinkercad account.
  • Create a free account on Shapeways.
  • Software installation is the responsibility of the student.
  • If you have questions, please send an email well before the start of class ([email protected]).

Software Download & Links:

Suitable for beginner to intermediate-level participants with a fun-loving personality. No coding or 3D printing experience required. Knowledge of any other 3D modelling software is recommended, but not required. Two(2) student minimum per class. You are eligible for class credit or refund (minus Skillshare and Paypal fees) if you cancel or reschedule more than Three(3) Business Days before the start of class. Anything less does not provide enough time to fill your seat, and therefore is not eligible for credit or refund.
  • Toy Rocket 3D-Printing Workshop for Beginners

    Skillshare HQ

    407 Broome St, 5A
    New York, NY

    Learn about digital design and 3D-printing

    Tue, November 13th, 2012

    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

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Kevin Wei

Designer, Artist, Teacher
Kevin Wei is an artist and designer, adjunct assistant professor of Architecture at Columbia University, teacher at the Shapeways Skillshare School, and maker of objects for on and off the body. He holds masters and advanced degrees in architecture, urbanism, and applied research from Columbia University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.
He believes in the extraordinary value of objects that have meaningful stories, but recognizes that the speed and brevity encouraged by our digital lives has perhaps fooled many of us into valuing objects without stories. He works to return meaning to form and teaches others to engage the art of storytelling in everything they create. Learn More
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