Yesterday I went to a joint workshop hosted by 3DHubs and Autodesk. My work actually paid for me to go, but honestly the event was super cheap— $15!
The end goal of the workshop was to familiarize us with Autodesk Fusion 360, and for us to create our own lampshade! I wish I could attach a screenshot of my finished product here (it’s not that amazing, but still, I made it!), but it’s on my laptop so I don’t have access to it right now.
One of the coolest things aside from learning a bit of design was checking out the Vancouver MakerLabs. Walking in to 780 East Cordova, you’re met with a vast warehouse-like space that’s filled with goodies. There’s people working at the 3D printers, there’s someone in a corner sculpting something, and the whole places radiated creativity and inspiration. They’ve got cool pieces laying around from makers.
Asides from that, there were plenty of breaks during the lesson since the facilitators had to make sure everyone was on the same page in their design. During these breaks, I went and talked to some of the people at the workshop. Not everyone there had loads of experience in design, and there were a few that had never touched a design program before. But then there were some people who were designing the craziest stuff! There was someone there who was a design professor at a college, and she was creating this wonderful boat designed for 3D printing, and then to be integrated with electrical engineering to power it. What?!?!? So great!
I’m definitely up for more of these events. It was a great way to spend a portion of my Saturday! Anyone know of more meetups/workshops over weekends?!