Mechanism Cubes

Course 3D Design

In this intermediate-advanced mini course, you’ll be introduced to the fascinating world of 3D printed mechanisms. The creative learning resources will teach you how to add connections and movement to your 3D models – unlocking new and innovative design possibilities. New mechanisms will be added to the course throughout the year, so be sure to check back here regularly. View the course details below and start a free trial to PrintLab today!


Course Difficulty


This project is rated as intermediate-advanced and is suitable for all those who have moderate-strong skills in 3D design and 3D printing.

Course Length


The estimated course length of the current content is 2 hours. The estimate includes time for exploring the resources, tutorials and challenges of the first 3 mechanism cubes. As we grow the mechanism library, the course length will increase.

Equipment Required


To participate in this mini course, you will require:

  • A laptop or computer with either Tinkercad or Fusion 360 software (both free for educational and personal use).
  • Access to a 3D printer and 3D printing material.
2 website screens showing the learning platform for PrintLab's mechanism cube mini course.

The Learning Platform

Each section of the mini-course focuses on a different mechanism and comes with a range of resources to help you master it. These include 3D model files, 3D design tutorials and more.

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Teacher Features

With our education licenses, you can generate a share link to give your students instant access to the course learning platform.


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