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MAKERCIRCLE @ TAG ATELIER: Intro to the Makerbot Replicator 2 3D Printer

Posted by Jess

This Friday, join the TAG Maker Circle for an introduction on how to use the lovely Makerbot Replicator 2 (a single-extruder 3D printer) that we are so lucky to have in the lab. This introduction will cover the basic functions of the machine, such as how to get your model into a format that the printer can use, how to load and unload filament, how to troubleshoot blockages and other issues, which softwares to use, and where to get models. Time allowing, we may also cover how to make a model in Sketchup.

This new initiative is aimed at providing a supportive community for peer learning, skill-sharing and finally starting on that totally absurd project idea that you had and never thought you would get to do.

Beside games, we are open to any kind of artistic or creative realizations regardless of your background or experience or level of skills. This maker space is all about promoting craftmanship and free creative expression of all kinds. We believe in sharing ideas and passing skills from person to person. In order to do so we will conduct a series of mini workshops including soldering, 3D printing, fibercrafts, and reading schematics. The workshops will be offered in a variety of skill levels, ranging from beginner to intermediate and will be announced on our website and twitter.

Come be a part of our Maker Circle, meet some new friends, and make all the things.

2.00-5.00 pm: The space will be open to anyone who wishes to use the resources available.
5.00-7.00 pm: The last two two hours will be more structured around skill-sharing and peer teaching.
WHO: You and your crafty friends.
WHAT: The Maker Circle
WHEN: Fridays from 2PM until 7PM
WHERE: The TAG Atelier (Concordia University, EV Building 11.425)

We offer technical support in any kind of crafting or structural issues. If you have questions about that do not hesitate to contact Jessica Blanchet at