Computer Booters Club August Meeting Notice

Helen Seaton

The Computer Booters Club will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Larry Fortna, president of the Lakes at Leesburg Computer and Technology Club, will demonstrate and talk about his 3D printer. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., and members can attend the talk from home or wherever they choose via Zoom.

My 3D Printer

There are numerous 3D printing capabilities from Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) to Stereolithography (SLA), ranging from a couple hundred dollars upward to thousands. Larry is not going to explain how all of them work—just his setup, which he has been using for over six years now.

Larry will cover the tools he uses to design a 3D object for printing, the software he prefers to use to process the 3D objects into G-Code (the 3D printer’s language), and the software he uses to make 3D printed objects. He will talk about the filaments available, their pros and cons, and ways to improve the look of the finished product, the build plate, calibration, and maintenance of your machine, as well as some homemade tools he uses.

Larry is constantly finding uses for his 3D printer. He doesn’t know how he would get along without one now. So, join Larry to learn why and how you, too, should have a 3D printer.

The Computer Booters Club has many things to offer members, such as free technical assistance, information about new programs, how to use the programs, Microsoft classes, and access to talks and conferences on a variety of topics from Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG). The APCUG classes are free and can be attended using your computer, tablet, or phone with the app. These classes are an exciting benefit for club members. More information and help are available in the newsletter and on our website For more information, contact [email protected] or 480-895-2196.