Intro to 3D Printing

What to Bring

  • Students will need a laptop each.
  • Install free MeshMixer software prior to the workshop:

What to Wear

  • Casual

Intro to 3D Printing

About This Class

What You Get

  • Each participant will receive the full colour, 3D scanned .stl and .ply file of themselves, as well as a little mini me in the mail after the class!


Want to get into 3D printing and 3D modelling but don’t know where to start?  Ever wanted to 3D scan yourself and own a mini me?  This class will walk you through what all the 3D printing hype is about and teach you how to make your own 3D printed life hacks for around the house or at work.Steph will teach you two different types of 3D modelling styles, including CAD and sculpting with free software.  She’ll also reveal the best places to find 3D models and explore different 3D scanning techniques.  You’ll learn about different considerations to 3D model for 3D printing, material choices, printer capabilities and how to finish your models with smoothing techniques and painting.


Steph is the Community Engagement Coordinator in the USQ library and president of the Brisbane Hackerspace (HSBNE), Brisbane’s largest community workshop and collective of makers ( In the past, she has built her own 3D printer from scratch and her passion for 3D printing lead her to undertake scientific research in biofabrication to create 3D printable, biodegradable scaffolds for implantation.  She has visited rural and residential schools across Queensland from Cairns to Roma to teach 3D printing with the Wonder of Science program.    More information on Steph can be found on Steph’s Blog at: 

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