Getting Started with Ender 3V2

Unboxing and assembly about a half hour

Leveling the print bed from 18:22

Another easy way to level the print bed

3D Printing Guide

Using Tinkercad

Tinkercad is the 3D design website we will be using.

View the Tinkercad Tutorial

Available when you first sign up. It shows the user

  • how to move a shape (click, hold, and drag — or click on object and use arrow keys)
  • how to change camera view (click and hold, then drag cube on top left-hand corner)
  • how to zoom (same as trackpad functionality or scroll wheel on mouse)
  • alt way to change camera view (Ctrl + drag)

Try Tinkercad Starters »

Design with Tinkercad for 3D printing
This is a short online video-based course that provide 10 essential tip for designing with Tinkercad for 3d printing. You need to enroll to get free access to the course.

Printlab »

Direct Starter
Seven simple and short activities that walk you through to learn how to use basic features of Tinkercad.

Tinkercad »

Tinkercad Teachers Webinar Series

Autodesk Youtube Playlist »

3D Modeling and Printing with Tinkercad
By James Floyd Kelly

Sample Chapter PDF »

Tinkercad on iPad
If you and your students are using Tinkercad on the IPad, you may want to consider using the IPad app, which has special features to help you simulate keyboard shortcuts. The key is the Action Modifier Button. Read all about it at these two links below.

Tinkercad Blog »
Tinkercad Zendesk »

Ultimaker Cura

Cura (version 5.0.0) is the 3D slicing software we will be using.

How to print: From Tinkercad to Cura to 3D printer.