When: Mon., July 25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 2016
Less than three years ago, 3-D printers were introduced to select Gem State schoolrooms and libraries and, since then, public maker-space workshops have given everyone from gradeschoolers to grandparents the tools and training needed to make their own 3-D creations. Now, 3-D printing is so popular in the Treasure Valley that the Boise and Meridian libraries and the Office of the Governor are hosting an all-day 3-D design workshop at the Boise Centre on the Grove, Monday, July 25. Tinkercad, one of the nation's premier developers of 3-D software, will be on site providing 3-D design and printing tools at no cost, so you can create toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry—basically, anything you can imagine. The design workshop is free to attend, and you're encouraged to take your laptop or tablet so you can share designs.