Seminar Week

Important! You can pick up the models printed over the weekend Monday at 10:00.

Seminar week for 1st year students

“Robotics isn’t always the best way.
A clever mixture of conventional model building techniques is the optimal way.”

In 5 intensive days the students get to know both the hardware and the software to successfully use 3D printing technology as a support for the architectural design process. This basic workshop is part of the compulsory propaedeutic phase of the Course of Design and Construction I of the Chair of Professor Andrea Deplazes.

Structured with daily workshops and question rounds, the students are taught on a click by click basis to essentially understand the workflow and after, are left alone to use it in order to complete a spatial task.

Only those students that are able to produce the models and drawings by the end of the week are awarded access to the 3DLAB.


Livestream Link

Helpline Link


3DLab – Cleaning plan



panel layout of submission

exhibition layout

submission deadline: Monday, November 1st 2021 until 11:00

General Information

Drawing Conventions

3d Printing Cardinal Rules

Prusa Manuals

Assembly Manual i3 MK3S

Assembly Manual Upgrade i3 MK2.5S

Introduction Video First Steps with the 3D-Printer

Printer User Manuals

First Layer Calibration

Day 1 – 25.10.2021

Hardware Teil

  • Aufbau oder Upgrade 3D-Printer
  • First Layer Calibration
  • Prusa Introduction Video
  • Box mit Skirt -> 10mm Abstand -> 10 Loops (leave on printer)
  • print will be controlled by Hilfsassistenten

Theory Part

  • Apply the Hybrid Chain
  • Modell size: 150mm x 150mm x 45mm
  • Improve by iteration
  • Screenshot the PrusaSlicer
  • 3D-Print Final Design
  • Create Layout as requested

Day 1 – 25.10.2021

Day 2 – 26.10.2021

Day 3 – 27.10.2021

  • 9:00 3d Print IV:
  • 13:00: Drawing Input
  • 16:00: Feedback Session

Day 4 – 28.10.2021

  • 10:30: Feedback Session
  • 15:00: Feedback Session

Day 5 – 29.10.2021

  • 10:30: Feedback Session