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Custom phone stand

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 phone stand for your desk, or give it as a unique gift.


  • Class Duration2 hours
  • Class locationOnline - Zoom, Google Meet, etc.
  • Class difficulty levelBeginner
  • Class Time SlotsOne Time
  • Number of class sessions1
  • Maximum number of students per class2
  • Fabrication cost includedNo

Class Description

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 open source software Inkscape and the online CAD software, Tinkercad. We'll guide you through creating an outline design in Inkscape, setting it up on Tinkercad, navigating the platform, and understanding the basics of creating 3D models. 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 phone stand!

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


Class requirements

A Windows or Apple computer where you can install software that can connect to the Internet via the Chrome browser and can access Zoom software Download and install the open source graphic design software from

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 Inkscape: Learn to navigate the Inkscape interface, exploring its tools and features for designing 3D models. 3) Navigate Tinkercad: Learn to navigate the Tinkercad interface, exploring its tools and features for designing 3D models. 4) Initiate 3D Design: Begin creating your custom phone stand design, applying basic shapes and manipulating them within Tinkercad. 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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