Although the covid 19 pandemic has changed the schedule, two one-week courses were held in April and June 2022. In these courses, the trainers of the project partners were trained in the operation of 3D printers and the methodology to educate visually impaired students in 3D printing. The courses took place in the 3D printing department of the Berufsförderungswerk Düren.
During the first course in April 2022 the participants were introduced in the utilization of:
- Fused Deposit Modelling (FDM) and Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers
- Slicer software for for both production processes
- Introduction in Autodesk Fusion360 CAD Software to create tactile materials
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All 10 participants were highly motivated and committed during the course. They learned how to operate various 3D printers and created their own 3D models with Fusion 360.
Two participants from Institute Rittmeyer controlling a 3D printer
Participants working with 3D printing related software
All participants of the first learning activity
In the second learning activity, the participants were practically introduced to the following areas:
- Assessment of participants
- Preparing 3D printers to improve accessibility for visually impaired students
- methodology of educating visually impaired students in using FDM 3D printers and affiliated software and materials
- occupational health and safety