3D Printing: Solving Problems Through Product Design skillshare originals badge

Lauren Slowik, Designer + Technologist

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11 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Project: Invent an object that solves a problem in your morning routine

    • 3. Deciding What to Design

    • 4. Sketching Your Ideas

    • 5. Making Your 3D Model in 123D Design

    • 6. Making Your 3D Model Pt. 2

    • 7. Prepping Your 3D Print

    • 8. Selecting the Material for Your Print

    • 9. Iterating on Your Prototype

    • 10. Wrapping Up

    • 11. Explore Design on Skillshare

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About This Class

Invent your very own product! Join Lauren Slowik (Design Evangelist, Shapeways) to create a 3D printed object that solves a problem in your morning routine. She takes you through the steps of identifying an everyday problem, sketching a solution, making a simple 3D digital rendering, and printing your final product. Lauren shares how she iterates and evolves her plans to get the design just right — all so you can do it, too.

No previous experience necessary! Whether you're a DIY enthusiast, casual tinkerer, or just want to learn more about one of today's most buzzy technologies, you'll leave this class with a full understanding of how to conceptualize, prototype, and bring your design to life.

Design is about trial and error, and 3D printing lowers the barrier to try things quickly and easily at a low expense. This class is great for everyone who want to improve the world around them and come up with a unique product they can hold in their hands.