3D Printing Spotlight On: Vicky Somma, Maker and Software Developer


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Top 25: Most Popular 3D Modeling & Design Software for 3D Printing


Just behind ZBrush, Cinema 4D comes in 10 th , 123D Design 11 th and OpenSCAD 12 th. Creating a printable design is the crucial first step in the 3D printing process – and everyone seems to have a different opinion on which software is the most suitable for getting this job done.

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3D Printing Revitalizes Montessori School’s Hands-On Alphabet Set


area resident, and maker Mathias Hansen put his many tech-related skills to work in the interest of making learning the alphabet more fun for young Montessori school. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed educational tools Adobe Photoshop alphabet Cura GIMP Lulzbot Mini 3d printer Mathias Hansen Montessori School OctoPrint OpenSCAD Potrace VideoBlocksDanish expat, Washington, D.C.-area

The 3D Printed NOMOON Speaker is Totally NOT a Death Star

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Maker and engineer Rich Olsen has posted a great tutorial for 3D printing your own set of parametric speakers that are totally NOT a moon or star with a death theme and Disney Lawyers should totally not try to suggest that it has anything to do with Star Wars. By Scott J Grunewald.

printrbot GO – suitcase belts and signature panel


I got held up for some time on the idea of finding straps that were actually designed for such a thing but with little luck, so I eventually just starting looking for belt makers and custom leather suppliers to see if I could have something made up to order without breaking the bank.

Day 342 - Hinge


In preparation for a new hinge-related project, today we redesigned our conical hinge maker. Technical notes, clearance flavor: We made this hinge in OpenSCAD and tomorrow we''ll have a customizable version up on Thingiverse, with modifiable tolerance parameters.

Just in Time: Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

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Skip to the end to see how you can customize a retro clock very quickly with our Sunburst Clock Maker. Some of the best are the Fusion 360 tutorials by Maker’s Muse. With some parametric design you can write OpenSCAD code to generate billions of clocks, each from a random seed.

Tutorial Tuesday 24: Learn to Code in 3D With BlocksCAD

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Once you’ve designed something online in BlocksCAD, you can save the file to your computer or export a translation into OpenSCAD code. One good source of educational BlockSCAD lessons is Maker Club. Happy Fourth of July!

Day 362 - Customizable hinge/snap Dodecahedron net


This is the same shape we printed back on Day 83 as part of our old Hinged Nets and Snap Tiles series but now the dimensions and tolerances of the model are customizable in OpenSCAD and at the Thingiverse Customizer link below. FOUR DAYS LEFT.

How to Turn Your Hobby into 7000 Items Sold

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After several misdirections, I redrew the house using OpenSCAD, and poof! OpenSCAD is a great way to create 3D models if you have some programming experience, or have zero 3D modeling experience. Grant 4-4-0 Metal – Zscale by Stony Smith Designs.

3D Modeling Options for Kids

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And I missed the demo at Maker Faire?! Blender OpenSCAD FreeCAD. In the months we have been exploring our 3D printers, we have tried a variety of 3D modeling options for kids to create their own models, and we''ve come up with the following options. They are all, of course, free! From easiest, but least flexible to more options, but very complex: 3DTin - Currently my student''s favorite.

List of the best 3D modeling software programs

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OpenSCAD : If you are a die-hard coder who also likes to see your coded models come to life with a 3D printer, then OpenSCAD is for you. The makers of Zbrush have borrowed concepts from clay sculpting when designing this 3D modeling software. 3D modeling is the representation of an object in software form. It essentially involves transforming an object into mathematical data.

Beating Tech Obsolescence With 3D Printing

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Australian designer MichaelAtOz of Matter Haus is a perfect example of a maker who starts with existing tech (in Michael’s case, Dyson vacuums), and creates a range of parts to extend the life of the high-end devices.

Creating a Community of 3D Educators at Construct3D

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Dale Dougherty, founder and CEO of Maker Media , kicked off Construct3D at a collaborative makerspace at Duke called The Foundry with a rousing call to action for making and sharing in education, and a vision for an educational climate where students can explore their passions. These days 3D printing and digital fabrication are key elements of college and K-12 curricula.

Day 353 - Customizable hinge/snap Tetrahedron net


Today we modified Day 344 ''s Cube net design to make a Tetrahedron net: Here it is mostly folded up. This net is so small that it only folds well in one direction; in the other direction the edges of the faces keep the hinges from swinging open enough for the model to close all the way.

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Tutorial Tuesday 27: Design for Complexity With Structure Synth

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Start by trying to construct something very simple by following along with the design in the excellent introductory video 3D Printing impossible geometries with Structure Synth , by Maker’s Muse: . What would you make if designing complex objects were actually easy?

A simple filament spool holder made in 3 minutes


Give a maker a 3D printer and every problem is solved by 3D printing. Easy, with Openscad. Here is a short post on yet another low-tech but functional tool (the last one was a dry box ).

Day 113 - Poly-Snaps Truncated Tetrahedron


Over the next six days we''ll be posting polyhedra that we assembled using our new Poly-Snaps on Thingiverse. Our previous polyhedral models were made from Snap Tiles which had either two or three snaps on each side.

Designer Spotlight: Noe & Pedro Ruiz

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cultivated a strong local presence their home state which helped them to move their creations to the forefront of the greater maker community. Sharing new approaches to meet every day needs with the experiments and discoveries that happen along the way is part of their DNA as makers.

Constructing Knowledge and Connecting Curricula with Dr. Thornburg and 3D Printing


For this reason, Dr. Thornburg has focused on creating materials that assist educators in encouraging their students to construct knowledge and “become comfortable with learning to become makers.” “I I also like MeshMixer and OpenSCAD.

RepRap: Blog: New Extruder Design

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Looking at other extruders like the Up, Ultimaker, E-Makers extruders they are also using shorter parts. The Huxley E-Maker Extruder seen at MakerFair had printed parts in very close proximity dont think it had an insulator either. RepRap: Blog.

MakerHome: Day 217 - Customizable Tree


Technical notes, humble flavor: I was going to post here about the new 3D Vector OpenSCAD Library and how it is used in this model. Since the Customizable Tree is available in the Thingiverse Customizer, you can look at its OpenSCAD code; I hoped to pick it apart and tell you all how it works.

Constructing Knowledge and Connecting Curricula with Dr. Thornburg and 3D Printing


For this reason, Dr. Thornburg has focused on creating materials that assist educators in encouraging their students to construct knowledge and “become comfortable with learning to become makers.” “I I also like MeshMixer and OpenSCAD.

CNC fail - 3D printed design blows my ears instead of the dust


So after a few hours of designing in Openscad , I came to what I though would be a good idea: a "swirling sucking end". as in this nice post about hackers/makers ) ( illustration by Carol Dweck and Nigel Holmes).

Mendel90 updates


The OpenScad model now includes everything in the kit, which is everything needed to build the machine apart from some sticky tape used to secure the PTFE tubing. The Derby Makers team won the "Golden Spanner Award" awarded for "the best demonstration of the Craft and Magic of Technology".