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Dec 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Pacific

What You'll Do:

The compass and straightedge have been around since antiquity, and we often forget how powerful they are as design tools. In this one-hour online workshop, Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron will talk about some classic constructions, some of which are featured in their Make:Geometry book.  We’ll talk about how to draw complex shapes with a drawing compass and straightedge. We’ll also give some tips about transferring the concepts into  CAD tools. Whether you want to teach math through making or just have some new ideas for craft projects, you’ll gain a new appreciation for the elegance of these simple tools.

What You'll Need:

A basic drawing compass (a piece of string and a pencil will do in a pinch) and a ruler.

What is Included:

  • A free membership to Make: Community
  • Access to discussion forums and community groups
  • Post event access to session recordings

** Tickets are nonrefundable **

About your Facilitator:

We are the authors of Make:Geometry, which covered a large part of the material in this course.


  • Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron

    This class will be team-taught by Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron, the co-founders of Nonscriptum LLC. Nonscriptum is a consulting and training partnership focused on 3D printing and open-source technologies. Since 2015, Joan and Rich have collaborated on eight books  (most recently “MAKE: Geometry“) and many LinkedIn Learning courses.  They also have taught many educators how to get started with 3D printing and use the technology effectively in their classrooms. Joan is a recovering rocket scientist and alumna of MIT and UCLA, and Rich is a RepRap 3D printer innovator whose designs include the RepRap Wallace and Deezmaker Bukito.

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Adult ticket
  • Dec 9, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Pacific)
Age Range: 18+
Have questions or comments? Email us at makercampus@make.co

Maker Campus session recordings will be made available to all paid registrants.
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