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Tells what the TWIG has to offer to Marygrove students.
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TWIG Information

The TWIG, a "branch" of the STICC, is located on the lower level of the Library, Room L011.           313-927-1582

This is a place where current Marygrove students can experiment with a 3D printer and access specialized software.

"A 3D printer is a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) device that creates three-dimensional objects. Like a traditional printer, a 3D printer receives digital data from a computer as input. However, instead of printing the output on paper, a 3D printer builds a three-dimensional model out of a custom material. ..."
(definition from


MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D printer

See information about the MakerBot Replicator Mini

Thingiverse has hundreds of items ready to print.  Go there to find an item to print - type a keyword in the search field and scroll through the list to see what has already been created.  Once you've found an item, write down the name, Thing number (from the web address) and creator (by).

Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and 3D printing app for everyone.  It's used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry – the list is truly endless!  There are many videos available on the site to get you started, then let your imagination take you to the next level.

Filament colors: Red, Blue, Yellow, Purple, Green, Orange, Silvery White, Gray, Black

Make an appointment (313-927-1582) to print the item.  Plan on about a half hour for intro info & setting up the job [adjust size, change filament, placement on build plate, start job].
Estimated time for the job to print will be available after set up; it is not necessary to stay during the entire printing time.


Selected 3D Printing Title

Cover Art
3D Printing for Dummies - Kirk Hausman
ISBN: 9781118660683
Publication Date: 2014-01-08


Specialized software

MIT App Inventor - a free, self-taught, web-based software application that can be done on any computer designed to run on smartphones, tablets computers, and other mobile devices.

Mobile Computing with App Inventor – CS Principles

Camtasia software is a powerful, yet easy-to-use screen recorder that helps you create professional videos without having to be a video pro. Easily record your screen movements and actions, or import HD video from a camera or other source. Customize and edit content and share your videos with viewers on nearly any device.

Adobe Master Collection C56, including Dreamweaver, Flash Builder, Illustrator and Photoshop, help you work creatively and more efficiently. Use the artboards in Adobe Photoshop, and get creative with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, so you can go out and capture inspiration, sample the world around you and make something incredible.


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