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Printing Process

3D Printing Workshop Series


Learn step-by-step how to go from mind to design to a physical 3D print! Our classes places its emphasis on learning to use Fusion 360, the cutting-edge CAD (computer-aided design) software used by engineers around the world in industrial settings. 


We are looking for driven and responsible middle and high school students who demonstrate a passion for STEAM. We typically have been able to take everyone that applies, but in order to provide the best experience , we will set our capacity at 20 students. Applications close February 10. The program is completely free of charge.

Dates and Curriculum: 

The workshops will take place once week every Sunday starting on February 18 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM Pacific Time via Google Meet. (4:00 - 6:00 PM Central Time)


  • Week 1 - The Basics in Tinkercad

  • Week 2 - The Sketch Menu in Fusion 360

  • Week 3 - The Create Menu in Fusion 360

  • Week 4 - The Construct Menu in Fusion 360

  • Week 5 - The Modify Menu in Fusion 360

  • Week 6 - The Workspaces in Fusion 360

  • Week 7 - The Student Design Contest

  • Week 8 - Student Design Contest Results and Recap

* We will take one week off for spring break - TBD based on what works best for our students








Milestone Projects:

Throughout our workshop series, students will work on several Milestone Projects to demonstrate their new skills. We will 3D print these designs and mail them to you. Although these projects are designed to direct students towards specific objectives, students are always welcome to think outside the box as long as their project demonstrates the concept. Shown below are just a handful of student projects from last year:




Meet the Instructors:

Our workshop series instructors are highly qualified members of the non-profit and have been running this program for over four years. They have spent hours on building curriculum and other tools as well as organization to fulfill their passion of spreading STEAM to fellow students around the country. Through iterations and years of experience, we are ready to take our workshop and STEAM education to the highest level!

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Sachin Rao was awarded a Creality  Ender-3 3D Printer after winning the Fall 2021 Student Design Contest with his Nintendo Switch Holder!


Dilan Mehta

Dilan Mehta is currently a junior at Hinsdale Central High School in Illinois. Some projects he has made on his 3D printer are functional Rubik’s Cubes, a mini skateboard, ear speculums for ENT, and clips to hold up his grandpa’s curtains. With Student Makers, Dilan presented at the 2020 East Bay Mini Maker Faire, created and distributed nearly 500 face shields for health care workers via Makers for COVID-19 nonprofit, and became the Student Makers' Director of Curriculum and 3D printing Workshop Series Lead Instructor. To further explore his interests in the field of engineering, Dilan worked under an internship at MxD for six weeks during the summer of 2023.



Pradyota is a high school senior at Round Rock High School. He is a dedicated student passionate about 3D printing and astronomy. As an instructor of the workshop series, he shares his 3D printing expertise. Additionally, he works part-time at Kumon North America Inc., helping students excel academically. Pradyota also volunteers with SEWA International, focusing on community service, including supporting homeless pregnant women. He's also written a research paper on Dark Matter Distribution and is a NASA High School Aerospace Scholars program participant with expertise in spacecraft design and 3D modeling.

Parsa Ansari

Parsa is 18 years old and a freshman at UC Berkeley. He has been 3D printing for 5 years, using both Tinkercad and Fusion 360. He has won 6 Instructables design contests, 2 of which have been grand prizes! He is also an Autodesk Certified Associate in CAD for Mechanical Design. His favorite part about 3D printing is bringing his creations to life; with the right tools and resources, there is truly no limit to what you can create.

Rohan Nagale

Rohan Nagale is a sophomore at Lyons Township High School in Illinois. He has been interested in 3D printing for many years, ever since receiving one for Christmas in 5th grade. Rohan completed the 3D Printing Student Makers Workshop Series in 2021, and was inspired to become one of the instructors. Last year, he shared his 3D printing knowledge and experiences with a school in a rural village in India via Google Meets along with Dilan and Pradyota. Rohan also participates in multiple extracurriculars including robotics, math, MUN, and volunteering at a local food pantry. 

Any questions? Don't hesitate to send us an email!
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