Have you heard the buzz about 3D printing and been wondering what it could offer you, and how to get started?
3D printing is an exciting technology that allows you to design and fabricate your own customised products. While there are some adaptive aids available for purchase that allow some people with disability to perform some tasks, in many cases there is no product at all, or if there is, you might have found that often it is not quite right for your specific needs. 3D printing offers you the ability to design and manufacture your own solutions, meaning you are no longer reliant on someone else to notice a problem, think of a solution, and get the design right. Now you can be that person, and with the right tools and skills you can make that perfect thing that solves your particular problem in precisely the right way. The opportunities are only limited by your imagination, creativity, problem solving ability, and design skills!
The 3D printing course at Sargood on Collaroy provides a hands-on introduction to the world of 3D printing. By the end of the course you will be a competent basic user of this technology, able to find 3D models designed by others, as well as design models of your own, and print them off successfully.
When: Tuesday 4 August – Saturday 8 August
Duration: 4 nights
Availability: 4 places
You will need to bring:
- A laptop, preferably with 4GB RAM and a 512MB graphics card or better, plus charger. If you do not own such a laptop, one can be loaned to you, but it is definitely best to bring your own if you can.
- A suitable means of taking notes (paper and/or electronic PowerPoint slides will be provided)
- 1-2 ideas for models you wish to design for yourself during the course
- An external mouse or mouse alternative, which provides the ability to perform the following mouse functions:
- directional mouse movement (i.e. move a mouse pointer around the screen)
- left click and drag
- right click and drag
- middle (or scroll wheel) click and drag
It is beyond the scope of this workshop to assist you to find ways to use a mouse in this way. If you require anything other than a standard mouse you will need to bring it with you, and have any issues with mouse access addressed prior to the workshop.
- Cost of particpating in this course is included in your nightly package rate.
- Please note that access to our weekly activity program and 1:1 sessions with our therapists are not available to you when you are a participant on a course at Sargood.
You must be living in the community to apply to attend any of the courses run at Sargood on Collaroy. If you are currently an inpatient at a health facility then unfortunately you are not eligible to apply.