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JUNE 2013 Build Night - 3D Printing with 123D & Tinkercad Answered


Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month is a different theme and we will send you materials to run a workshop at your space. In June we are running 3D Printing Build Night with 123D and Tinkercad. Experiment with these free 3D design tools and receive $150 worth of printing credits from Shapeways! Details below (please read all the information).

How to Participate:
  1. Host a Build Night: pick a night in June (any night) to host the 3D printing build night. At the event play around with 123D, Tinkercad, or both.
  2. Share your work:
    • 3D Models in 123D Gallery: Post all models created at the build night in the 123D Gallery or the Tinkercad gallery. We want to see all experiments with the 123D products and Tinkercad from beginner models to more advanced uses. These must be posted 2 days after the build night. You will receive $150 in 3D printing credits to Shapeways after posting these models.
    • 2 New Instructables: post 2 new Instructables from the build night that incorporate your 3D models and/or prints. These can be posted after you receive your printing credits. Sign up for an Instructables account here.
  3. Instructables Sponsorship: use the build night as a launch pad to bring your makerspace towards Instructables sponsorship. Individual projects can be included towards the sponsorship AKA get people to post new Instructables to count towards sponsorship.
  4. Brownie Points: After the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about how your event ran. Include pictures, stories, etc... This is an example from the May build night @ Noisebridge.

Sign Up: we are limiting this month to 25 spaces so it’s first come first serve. No more spaces available.

Future Build Nights: If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums.

Questions? post in this forum if you have any questions



5 years ago

Does anyone know how to upload a project onto the Tinkercad Gallery? We seem to be having some issues with the i.materialise.com site here: http://i.materialise.com/gallery

I wish I had a hackerspace so badly : (

I'm sure there is a hackerspace or makerspace near where you live! Check here: http://www.hackerspaces.org/

What do you know!? I found some!! : )

Fantastic!!! I hope you convince them to run our sugru build night in July https://www.instructables.com/community/JULY-2013-Build-Night-with-SUGRU/

10bitworks in San Antonio is signed up for June 22. Come on out and check our new floor plan!

1020 Roosevelt SATX 78210


5 years ago

The Vancouver Hacker Space is signed up for this! Come check out our new location at 270 East 1st Avenue on June 5th! Cheers!


Awesome! Looks like it will be a ton of fun; can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!