This workshop aims to look into how 3D printing can be used to solve local problems using local manufacturing. A problem bank will be created where the community can submit ‘problems’ with possible 3D printed solution in 3 categories:
- Domestic: things in the home that could be repaired for which spare parts are difficult to source
- Mobility: problems which involve people with limited mobility and for which a device or gadget could help
- Open: where people can submit any other kind of problem.
Before the workshop, a selection of problems will be chosen from each category.
During the workshop, participants will be introduced to Lab Central facilities, including the 3D printer. They will be taught 3D design with tinkerCAD.
Participants will then select a problem from one category and they will attempt to design a solution and a prototype 3D model will be produced.
The session will close with a show and tell, where participants will present their design.
Redbridge Central Library,
Make:Shift:Do is a nationwide programme of craft and innovation workshops taking place on 27 and 28 October 2017