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3D Laser Cut Emojis at MadFabLab

Want to bring your favourite Emoji into the physical realm using free 3D modelling software?

On this 2.5 hour workshop, you'll learn the basic principles of 3D modelling using free online software Tinkercad. Using the cube tool, you'll build a 3D model of your favourite emoji - or create your own! You'll then be introduced to Slicer, a modelling software that will prepare your model to be laser cut and assembled in stacked slices.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience.

Equipment you’ll need

All materials and equipment will be provided on the day.

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to 3D printing technologies (consumer and pro)

  • Hands-on learning with Tinkercad - tools and software navigation

  • Create an emoji using 3D 'pixels' (Tinkercad cube tool)

  • Exporting 3D model for laser cutting using Slicer

FAQ's

Where is the MadFabLab?

MadFabLab is at The Old Bank Residency. On arrival, just ask at the front desk if you need help finding it.

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

The Old Bank Residency and the MadFabLab have full accessibility. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the space.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport. See below for all your options.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station and across the road from Manchester Victoria train station.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Within a minutes walk of the building there is also Miller Street Car Park and Total Car Parks LTD.

By bike

We are currently looking into installing secure bike parking.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on fab@madlab.org.uk

What's the refund policy?

Please find MadLab's Cancellation Policy here.

Booking your place

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:

  • Via Eventbrite

  • Invoice or PayPal - by phoning 07894278487 or emailing fab@madlab.org.uk

  • Payment by cheque - made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to 3 Corkland Road, Manchester, M21 8UP