LAN

Lan Party

Counterstrike

Thursday 28 July 5pm onwards

bring your own pc/laptop, headphones,

R100 per person gets you in with beer and pizza and a prize

limited spaces

email jonti@themakerspace.co.za for details

 

 

Sketchup Software Class

How to learn New Apps:
  • When it’s not expressly required
  • By exploring making mistakes and solving them:
  • solving by questioning / Forums / youtube
  • If you don’t learn it and make it do what you want you’re no longer a designer.
  • Designs become program standards.
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3D modelling and design software from Sketchup
Freeware > Make
Paid > Pro
Make vs Pro
Pro allows exporting to DXF and other file types as well as importing and the use of Layout for sketchup.
besides these not much, and these won’t worry us too much.
Signup > Download and play.
Sketchup uses the .skp file format and .skb for backups
Intention is to use this software for 3D Printing and design mockups… 3D printer reads code generated from 3D models / solids
Show the work achievable.
     Fishing net Bracket:

     Furniture:

Architecture:

Basic interface:
     Tools left side and top > view large tool set
     Dockers and palettes open as needed.
     Menu bar at top
3D Axis
Basic tools. tool by tool.
Useful Processes:
Start with Archi / furniture in mm.
Draw by series of lines and faces and applying modifiers to change the geometry
once happy with the model we need to get it to a format that 3D printers can handle > stl (Stereolithography)
need to add an extension to do this.
for extensions we need to access some extra resources. Window > Extension Warehouse > search or STL
Useful Resources:
DONE
*Jono James 2015

Inkscape software class

How to learn New Apps:
  • When it’s not expressly required
  • By exploring making mistakes and solving them:
  • solving by questioning / Forums / youtube
  • If you don’t learn it and make it do what you want you’re no longer a designer.
  • Designs become program standards.
Vector creating, editing and design software.
Open Source
Vector vs Raster.
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Inkscape uses the .svg filetype this stands for Scalable Vector Graphic.
inkscape logo
Intention to use this software for laser cutting… laser cutter follows vector paths (can do photos but only as scans/etches)
Basic interface:
     Tools left side
     Dockers right side
     Menu bar at top
Basic toolbars / docks required.
     Layers
          Controlling whats seen and how stacked
     Align and Distribute
          Aligning and distributing items
     Fill and Stroke
          Fill, stroke and properties
Useful Processes:
Useful Resources:
          official inksacpe home
          official inskcape tutorials
          comprehensive getting started guide
          Makerspaces own intro to vectors
DONE
*Jono James 2015