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13th April
13:00 to 15:30
20 You will earn 20 bronze points for completing this activity.
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3D printing tutorial – Bee House Making

13th April 13:00 to 15:30
Explore and play with Fusion 360 by creating bee houses and learn about the challenges around environment and predators that bees face.

Bees are important for human survival, as they pollinate over three quarters of our crops! 


 states that one out of every three mouthfuls of our food depend on pollinators. Crops that depend on pollination are five times more valuable than those that do not. However, the number of solitary bees are declining due to fewer green spaces. By creating bee houses we can help provide safe spaces for the bees to lay their eggs and continue to pollinate.


Within this workshop, you will have the opportunity to design and make your very own personalised bee houses from recycled bioplastics. The session will include creative thinking exercises where you will design bee houses while considering the challenges that bees face, such as predators and the environment. There will be a beginner’s CAD tutorial on Autodesk Fusion 360 where we will create a basic bee house. You will have an opportunity to adapt and modify the design to include your ideas generated at the beginning of the workshop. Once you have your design – It will be 3D printed at PrintCity where you will be able to collect it and use in a green space of your choice!

In A Nutshell...

  • Beginners welcome... no prior experience to 3D printing and CAD needed to attend
  • Upskill... and engage with this digital transformation workshop
  • Play... come and have a go while making something useful and sustainable
  • Meet... creative practitioner Jamie, become familiar with the space and equipment on offer for you to use
  • Earn up to 20 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.

Ticket Options


  • place 13:00 to 15:30 on 13/04/22 - PrintCity: Turing House, 5 Archway, Manchester M15 5RL
    Design Thinking and Bee House Making