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Custom name plate

Unleash your creativity and transform your idea into reality in this introductory level 3D printing class! Master CAD basics, from design to print, and create a unique name plate to display on your desk, put on your door or give as a unique gift.


  • Class Duration1 hour
  • Class locationOnline - Zoom, Google Meet, etc.
  • Class difficulty levelBeginner
  • Class Time SlotsWeekly
  • Number of class sessions3
  • Maximum number of students per class4
  • Fabrication cost includedYes
  • Instructor background check for minor studentCompleted

Class Description

Session 1: Introduction to 3D Printing and Tinkercad Join our beginner-friendly class to dive into the exciting world of 3D printing! In the first session, we'll introduce you to the fundamentals of 3D printing technology and explore the possibilities it offers. You'll learn about the step-by-step process of turning your digital designs into tangible objects using the free online CAD software, Tinkercad. We'll guide you through setting up your Tinkercad account, navigating the platform, and understanding the basics of creating 3D models. Session 2: Designing and 3D Printing Your Custom Name Plate In our second session, you'll take your 3D design skills to the next level as we guide you through the process of creating a personalized name plate. Learn to add text, customize shapes, and make your design uniquely yours. We'll cover essential design principles and provide tips for optimizing your design for 3D printing. By the end of the class, you'll be ready to export your design and have it 3D printed, turning your virtual creation into a real, tangible name plate!

Class Category

  • Computer Aided Design
  • 3D Printing
  • Laser Engraving
  • CNC machine
  • Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • Craft
  • Wood Working
  • Gifts

Class prerequisites

Ability to use a computer, connect to the internet and use software like Zoom.

Price of each class session


Recommended for Ages

  • 5 years
  • 6 years
  • 7 years
  • 8 years
  • 9 years
  • 10 years
  • 11 years
  • 12 years
  • 13 years
  • 14 years
  • 15 years
  • 16 years
  • 17 years

Class requirements

Any type of computer that can connect to the Internet via the Chrome browser and can access Zoom software

Additional Information

This schedule is a guideline and may be adjusted to best suit the class's pace and needs. Additional materials and design examples can be incorporated based on student interest. A calendar link to confirm the schedule will be sent to you in your confirmation email.

Learning Goals

1) Understand 3D Printing Basics: Gain knowledge about the principles of 3D printing, including how it works and its applications in various fields. 2) Navigate Tinkercad: Learn to navigate the Tinkercad interface, exploring its tools and features for designing 3D models. 3) Initiate 3D Design: Begin creating your custom name plate design, applying basic shapes and manipulating them within Tinkercad. 4) Advanced Tinkercad Skills: Enhance your Tinkercad proficiency by incorporating text, adjusting dimensions, and refining your design. 5) Apply Design Principles: Understand and apply design principles to create visually appealing and functional 3D-printable objects. 6) Prepare for 3D Printing: Gain insights into the considerations for 3D printing, such as sizing, orientation, and exporting your design for successful printing.


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