Monday, September 28, 2015

WOOF3D Fall Kickoff

Greetings Printer Enthusiasts,

For UW students who are looking to learn more about WOOF3D and what we do or for students looking to get involved come to Dawg Daze Wednesday September 30th and Thursday October 1st from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Red Square. Look for us on Thursday October 8th 3:30 pm - 6:30pm at the Autumn Engineering Societies Fair in Maple Hall. If you can't make it to Dawg Daze or the Autumn Engineering Societies Fair and want to learn more make sure that you have time on Friday October 9th for WOOF3D's annual Come One Come All meeting at 3:00 pm location is TBD but keep checking in on our website (, facebook page (WOOF 3D) and around campus for flyers that will have updates!

If you already know about WOOF3D and are looking to join or are a former members there is now an online payment method to acquire membership in WOOF3D for a full school year.  Check it out at (  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Our First 3D Printing Workshop for Teachers

This July we hosted our first half-day workshop covering “Beyond the Basics” 3D printing topics for teachers. The hands-on, three-hour workshop covered material including “Printing Difficult Parts” and “Printer Debugging”, focusing on teaching techniques and tools to teachers so they can better interact and maintain their 3D printer and focus on teaching instead of fighting with technology. The workshop serves to compliment the other training, support, and education initiatives we are doing to build resources for STEM/STEAM educators in the greater Seattle area. Of the ten teachers who attended, all left feeling the workshop was a valuable experience.

The hands-on portion of the workshop involved
getting your hands dirty fixing a broken 3D printer.
Photo credit: Steve Weidner
We plan to offer the workshop again in the coming months, giving more teachers and students an opportunity to learn how to better use and maintain their 3D printer. If you are interested, please contact us at

Here are the slides and handouts used at the workshop:

Printing Difficult Parts Slides

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Slides and Handouts are (c) 2015 Ben Weiss, University of Washington and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.