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3D Printed Himalayan Salt Lamp - Robin Tomasi

  • Thursday, September 22, 2022
  • 09:00 - 17:00
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  • If you are not a member of IGMA, you will pay an additional $10 for a class.

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3D Printed Himalayan Salt Lamp
Instructor: Robin Tomasi 

Thursday, September 22

9:00am – 5:00pm  


Wondering how 3D Printing works? Dip your toe into Tech: print and light this cute Himalayan Salt Lamp!

Intro to Tech Part 1: 3D Printing
We’ll use intuitive and robust CAD (design) software. You will learn the basic steps of 3D modeling: sketching, extruding, revolving, cutting, and then tweaking the solid body that is produced. You will learn the process of moving from the CAD program to the printer. You’ll learn to generate the proper format for the Printer, and then you will print your pieces.

The software is FREE! The free version limits how many projects you can have open at once, but you don’t need more than it provides at this point, and it’s very user friendly. Really perfect for our purposes. I’ve been using it for a few years and haven’t felt the need to upgrade.

You will be provided with DETAILED instructions on how to navigate with pictures of what to do and where to find the various buttons. I’ll demo on my computer and then come around and help you. I picked this piece because you’ll be able to learn several important elements that are used in most pieces and begin understanding the sequence of steps in designing. I’ll bring two printers so we can print up your designs in class.

Intro to Tech Part 2: LEDs
We’ll talk about LEDs & electricity basics. Voltages used for LEDs are very low and safe. Based on technical and esthetic considerations, and you will learn to select the best LED for any miniature application. Everything you need to print and light the Salt Lamp will be provided including soldering irons.

Please bring:

  • a laptop computer (not a tablet or iPad!) 
  • a functional mouse - TracPads do not play well with Computer Aided Designing
  • the usual: magnification, a good light and your favorite hand tools. 

Please call or email Robin with questions at tpmasirobin@gmail.com or 208-481-1600.

Skill Level: All levels welcome

IGMA Members $156.00 / Non-Members $166.00

Max. Students: 12

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