This instructable is going to show how to make your own cardboard fire hydrant step by step using 123D Catch.
What you need:
123D Catch, which is software made by Autodesk that you can download as an app. (http://www.123dapp.com/catch)
Meshmixer, another Autodesk program that is used to clean up your catch. (http://www.meshmixer.com/)
123D Make, also free software by Autodesk. (http://www.123dapp.com/make)
One sheet of cardboard (18"x24")
Step 1: Catch the Fire Hydrant
Step 2: Clean Up
Step 3: Finish Up Your Catch
Step 4: 123D Make
This fire hydrant is stacked. Then specify how many sheets are to be used in either direction. The red parts on the model signal that something will not work. In this case, the pieces did not fit on the specified output board size. But a quick change in the settings and all is well again.
Step 5: Get Ready for Printing
Step 6: Laser Cutting
123D make has the helpful function of helping you order your pieces. So there will be numbers and letters that describe how the pieces fit together.
Step 7: Glue Your Pieces
Glue all the pieces together starting number 1 as the base part and continue your way up.
You have your fire hydrant catch!
Color your cardboard pieces before the glueing process if you feel like it.