FMX 213-F • SPRING 2019 / CREDITS: 4.00
LOCATION: CASS 126 TIME: TR 12:00-2:50PM
INSTRUCTOR: Erica Isringhaus OFFICE: Cass Annex
OFFICE HOURS: TR 10:00-11:00 AM or by appointment



Cass Lab Cage: Cage Equipment Reservation and Checkout Policies and Procedures
Cage Hours of Operation:
8am-10pm Monday-Thursday
10am-8pm Friday
12-3pm Saturday & Sunday

The Cage will be closed for the following days during the Spring 2019 semester:
Gasparilla Parade: Saturday 1/26/19
Spring Break: Saturday 3/9/19-Sunday 3/17/19
It is possible to reserve equipment over the Spring Break period. You must reserve your equipment to be collected on Friday, 3/8/19 and return it on Monday, 3/18/19.
Last week of the semester:
No checkouts or reservations will be allowed during the last week of the semester (exam week).
All equipment must be returned no later than:Monday, 5/6/19

Resources are located here. If you find something helpful or just cool that you think should be added, send it to and I will add it.

It is STRONGLY recommended that you get a Hillsborough County Library card so that you can access tutorials, you can apply online at:

How to Prepare a Model for Printing: Makerbot
3D Modeling (start with Maya Training Essentials 2017):
3D Printing (very basic intro to printing and problem solving):


For Autodesk programs such as Maya you can get a free 3 year student download. Info here

Autodesk Maya – mesh modeling
Education Community – software for students

Autodesk Fusion 360 – solid modeling
Fusion 360
student download
Get Started Tutorials
Youtube page
Essentials for New Users

Autodesk MeshMixer – mesh repair and modeling
Free download
User Manual
MeshMixer Tutorial Part1 : Modeling for 3D Printing

– bad STL files, not ideal for 3D printing
– easy to use

Simplify 3D – Slicing for Flash Forges
Available in the print lab
Here’s nerdy a Demo/ review

Other Tutorials:
How to make Voronoi Patterns in MeshMixer
Fun 3D print and Physical computing projects from Adafruit

Helpful Maya tutorials

Beginner Basics:
Space Ship:

How to make a hole:

How to create a turntable animation: a turntable camera and settings

Fusion 360

Mesh Mixer

Meshmixer 101

Meshmixer 3D printing

MeshMixer Tutorial Part1 : Modeling for 3D Printing

3D Printing Help

Five Common Mistakes

9 Important Concepts in 3D printing

Adding ball joints

Sonia Verdu – designer and uses print in place ball joints

moveable parts – this guy is kind of dull but has some good insight

3D printable hinges

A Giant List of Everything You Need To Know about 3d Modeling

Everything Below Comes from this page!!


Specific Starter Tutorials:


UVMapping and Texturing

Service Bureaus

  • Shapeways
  • Sculpteo
  • Ponoko
  • i.materialise

File Repositories

  • Thingiverse

……Open to suggestions! I’m trying to get links for everyone but I’m tired.