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DIY 1Compiled by Daniella Favis for Fix Shack’s Home Inspirations.

DIYers bitten by the maker bug…

In an effort to raise awareness of the synergy between Autodesk Community and Tool Share Studio, the pair held a workshop for 15 individuals, who all have a love for designing and creating in common, on 19 February in Randburg, Johannesburg.

Those trained in the art of Autodesk, 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, guided the event’s guests in designing their very own lamp on Autodesk Inventor. Then, with the helpful hands of those who run Tool Share, a maker-space where DIYers can share the tools and ideas they need to bring their home and garden projects to life, the guests created the very lamps they had just designed.

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After the guests yielded their electric drills and staple guns when their lamps were complete, Tool Share and Autodesk awarded two lucky winners a voucher redeemable for various courses offered by Tool Share, and a copy of Autodesk’s design book ‘Imagine, Design, Create’.

Angela Lang, Coordinator for the Autodesk Africa User Community, feels the event was an immense success. “Everyone who attended loved the evening - the ability to tackle a new software application, the understanding of what it enabled them to create and design, as well as the fun of actually getting their hands dirty and making something they could proudly take home,” she says.

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