I was introduced to this challenge by Etsy. I am a visual artist working at growing my skills in fine arts. The Challenge of 3D printing was intriguing. With the assistance of my son we decided to give it a go. We learned a lot about 3D printing in healthcare and growing our manufacturing right here in the USA.
Step 1: – Learn About 3D Printing
We also went directly to YouTube to explore the many many ways 3D printing will be used in our future.
Step 2: – Learn How to Use Tinkercad and Setup a New Account.
Step 3: - Come Up With the Idea.. Christmas Abe.
We gave a lot of thought to both the history of the White House and to the current President. We decided to go with Abe Lincoln.
Step 4: - Get My Son Interested in the Challenge for His Engineering / Cad Experience.
Step 5: - Using the Basic Shape Listed Below Created Christmas Abe.
Round Roof - shoes
Cylinder - legs, torso, neck, arms, hat and accent belt on the back
Sphere – head, eyes, bow tie and hands
Paraboloid – nose
M and Box – mouth
Pyramid – for bow tie
Stars and diamonds for buttons
Step 6: Steps 6,7 and 8
Step 6- Colored all the parts.
Step 7- Converted millimeters to inches in order to re-size to scale.
Step 8 – Saved and downloaded.
This challenge showed me that art is still about the adventure and always about the details.