Whether 3D printing has you confused or curious, you can learn more about the process at “Experience 3D Printing” Saturday at the Palouse Discovery Science Center in Pullman.The center recently acquired its own 3D printer, available for public use, as part of the newly opened Innovation Lab. The lab also features a green screen for video production and engineering supplies and challenges.
For the past month, kids have been able to print objects — mostly toys, name tags, bracelets and the sort — using a program that allows them to customize their design from a limited selection of options. The opportunity allows kids to engage in the entire 3D printing process, from design to finished product, said Tiffany Sheely, education director.
Saturday’s event will feature a series of stations that show how 3D printing works. In addition, Washington State University students and faculty will bring additional 3D printers to allow for wider access and demonstration.
“It spans all levels of understanding,” said Sheely, explaining that younger and older visitors alike will be able to engage with the process.
If you go:
WHAT: “Experience 3D Printing”WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Palouse Discovery Science Center, 950 N.E. Nelson Court in Pullman
COST: Admission to the center is $7.50/adults, $5/children ages 2-15, $6/seniors (55 and older)
Other upcoming learning opportunities in the area include:
WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday
WHERE: Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston
COST: $20; register by Friday at www.lcsc.edu/ce or by calling (208) 792-2447
Learn about housing, feeding and general care of chickens, the difference between show birds and meat birds and what breeds best suit your needs. Instructor Joan Dugger will also discuss what extra care needs to be taken to comply with city codes and zoning.
Creating Your Memoir: Writing Workshop
WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. June 18
WHERE: Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Parkway in Uniontown
COST: $34; register by June 17 at www.artisanbarn.org/events-classes.php or call (509) 229-3655
This class includes basic instruction and tips to get you started in telling your family stories and life experience. Instructor Terri Picone will also lead in-class writing prompts to stir story ideas and help capture memories. No previous writing experience required.