Creating 3D Models & Using 3D Printers

3D printers are a pretty cool new technology. Imagine taking an idea in your head, using a computer to make a 3D model of it, and then watch it come to life!

We will explore and learn the following:

  • The Basics of 3D Modeling Software

  • Creating 3D Models for 3D Printing

  • How To Use 3D Printers

Students will design a variety of models and use MIND+HAND’s 3D printers to make them a reality. Student’s will be able to take home a variety of different models they print—some will be good, some may not be! We will be learning by creating, tinkering, and discovering the amazing technology and software behind 3D printers.
BONUS! Students that successfully complete the class will be certified as 3D Printer “Experts” at MIND+HAND allowing them to use our 3D printers without direct supervision from M+H staff during regular business hours.

Course Instructor

Tony Landek is our Makerspace Coordinator here at MIND+HAND. He has several years of experience with all types of 3D printers & software. Additionally, he has taught hundreds of students in afterschool programs, worked for Chicago Public Schools, and has designed various educational technology products. He has a Master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education in Educational Technology.

Course Structure & Cost

The course will take place over two weeks, three days a week (Tues/Wed/Thurs), two hours a day.
To register, please click the link on the right side of the place that says, “CLICK TO REGISTER!”, where you will be re-directed to our Eventbrite page to complete your registration.

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Days: July 17, 18, 19 / July 24, 25, 26

Early Bird Pricing: $60

Buy early and get a $20 dollar discount! Discount ends on Friday, June 6th, 2018.

Regular Pricing: $80

Second Session Discount: Any student that participates in our first summer programming session can sign up for a different class in the second session and get the early bird pricing of $60 dollars. We will be releasing the courses for the 2nd session shortly.

Refund Policy

Life happens. We know. To accommodate our community members, we will be offering a full refund until Sunday, July 15th, 2018. Please send us an email by this time to receive a full refund. You can also cancel in person at our location by Friday, July 13th, 2018 since we are not open during the weekend.


Please contact us! You can reach us by email at [email protected] for general questions. For course specific questions please email [email protected]


Jul 17 2018


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


$60 (Early Bird) / $80




5400 S. Pulaski Chicago IL 60632
Tony Landek


Tony Landek
[email protected]

Other Organizers

Jesus Magana
Jesus Magana
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